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Reporter : Lee Hyo-jin
Sun, August 14, 2022 | 13:26
More young Koreans choose to leave the nest
Park Yu-hui, 25, an office worker, lives alone in Jongno District in central Seoul. She moved out from her parents' house located in Incheon, a port city west of Seoul, to a 17-square-meter studio apartment in July as soon as she found a job. As her workplace is located in Seongdong District of Seoul, saving time on the daily commute was one of the major reasons she moved out...
Medical capacity for critically ill COVID-19 patients in jeopardy
The country's national public health system is at risk of being overwhelmed by surging coronavirus patients in critical condition amid the gradual phase-out of social distancing measures under the government's “Living with COVID-19” strategy. The number of critically ill patients - those requiring ventilators, high-flow oxygen therapy, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECM...
College entrance exam papers distributed
Workers at a printing factory in Sejong City move boxes containing College Scholastic Ability Test (CSAT) papers and answer sheets, Monday, three days ahead of the state-run examination for college entrance. The papers and answer sheets are sent to test venues across the country. Yonhap
Christening ceremony for floating LNG facility for Mozambique
President Moon Jae-in and Mozambique President Filipe Jacinto Nyusi, fourth from left, pose with their respective first ladies during a christening ceremony for the Coral-Sul floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility at the shipyard of Samsung Heavy Industries on Geoje Island in South Gyeongsang Province, Monday. The offshore floating facility, built by the Korean compan...
Korea's 'Living with COVID-19' scheme may face setbacks
The government's “Living with COVID-19” plan, which began on Nov. 1, may face setbacks due to the worsening coronavirus situation, raising uncertainties over whether the country will be able to move on to the next phase of the plan. The public health authorities plan to ease the social distancing measures gradually in three phases, with each transition slated for four to six ...
Korea may face 'twindemic' of COVID-19, flu this winter
Last year's flu season here was unusually mild thanks to COVID-19 precautions, but things may be different this year, according to health experts, who warn that the country may face a so-called “twindemic” of coronavirus and influenza infections this winter. Influenza, commonly known as the flu, is a contagious respiratory disease caused by a family of viruses that infect the...
Critically ill COVID-19 patients hit record high
The number of critically ill COVID-19 patients here spiked to an all-time high Tuesday, raising concerns over whether the country will be able to move on to the next phase of the government's “Living with COVID-19” plan. Critically ill patients refer to those requiring ventilators, high-flow oxygen therapy, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) or continuous renal replac...
Cold spell to grip nation this week
A cold spell is expected to hit the nation this week as temperatures are forecast to drop sharply following the heavy rain nationwide, according to the state weather agency, Monday. The Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA) said the downpour accompanied by strong winds is anticipated to sweep across the country until Wednesday.
VANK urges UN to add 'East Sea' on its map
The Voluntary Agency Network of Korea (VANK), a civic organization promoting Korean culture and history online, is urging the United Nations to add the name “East Sea” on its map indicating the ocean between South Korea and Japan, criticizing the international organization for referring to the body of water only as the “Sea of Japan.”
Gov't urged to recognize overseas vaccination of foreigners
Residents of foreign nationality who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 abroad are experiencing inconvenience here as they are ineligible to register their vaccination record with the government system unless they have a quarantine exemption certification. Under current measures, Korean nationals who have been vaccinated overseas may register their inoculation record...