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Reporter : Lee Hyo-jin
Mon, December 4, 2023 | 15:54
Police to introduce new measures to better handle intoxicated people
The police have vowed to introduce better measures to handle intoxicated members of the public on streets, following criticisms over their poor response which has recently led to a series of deaths. At about 8:10 p.m., Jan. 19, Dongdaemun Police Station in Seoul received a report that a drunk man in his 50s was sleeping on the street. Two officers were deployed on-site, but a...
Gov't announces measures to cope with shortage of surgeons
The Ministry of Health and Welfare will review reducing penalties for doctors accused of medical malpractice, as it views the risk of getting involved in medial law suits as one of the reasons why would-be physicians shun departments where complicated surgeries are performed. The plan was included in measures that were announced to strengthen the country's vital medical field...
Is non-consensual sex not rape?
Rape is often defined as forcing someone to submit to sexual intercourse against their will. A question arises in cases when consent hadn't been established explicitly between individuals involved in a sex act: is it rape?
Koreans reluctant to unmask on first day of eased indoor mask rule
Monday marked the first day of the drastic easing of Korea's indoor mask mandate after it was enforced nationwide in October 2020. Starting midnight, wearing a mask in most indoor facilities has become optional with a few exemptions. People are no longer legally obliged to wear masks indoors, except at hospitals, nursing homes, pharmacies, welfare centers for people with disa...
Biohealth geared for growth
On Jan. 9, the Ministry of Health and Welfare reported to President Yoon Suk Yeol concerning its 2023 plan, of which the main tasks include leaping forward as a leading country in the field of biohealth through human resource cultivation, deregulation and export support.
Seoul International School celebrates 50th anniversary
Seoul International School (SIS), one of the oldest international schools in Korea, is celebrating 50 years of its establishment this year. The educational institution in Seongnam, Gyeonggi Province, was founded in 1973 by Edward Ben Adams, who envisioned creating an international school independent of political and religious affiliations.
Korea to lift indoor mask mandate Monday
An indoor mask mandate imposed nationwide comes to an end, Monday, with few exemptions such as hospitals and public transit. But it remains to be seen whether Koreans will immediately stop wearing masks, a practice they have gotten used to for the last three years. Following an announcement by the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA), people are no longer legall...
Temperatures to drop to minus 17 degrees next week
Korea is bracing for the coldest spell so far this winter as temperatures are expected to drop to as low as minus 17 degrees Celsius next week, contributing to harsh winter weather conditions for the Lunar New Year long weekend, which runs from Saturday to Tuesday.
Relaxed mask-wearing rules unlikely to result in uptick in COVID cases: experts
An indoor mask mandate, which has been in place for two years and three months in Korea, will end from 12:00 a.m., Jan. 30, the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) said Friday. But the authorities stressed that people will still be required to wear masks at high-risk facilities such as hospitals and on public transport.
Labor union protests police raid on espionage suspects
Korea's major umbrella labor union strongly condemned the government on Thursday after its offices were raided by police and the spy agency the previous day. The labor union threatened to stage a nationwide strike in response to what it views as the persecution of labor union activities. On Wednesday morning, the National Police Agency (NPA) and the National Intelligence Serv...