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Reporter : Lee Hae-rin
Tue, December 6, 2022 | 03:17
Experts discuss steps to cope with future pandemics more effectively
There is a 50 percent chance that humanity will face another pandemic within 20 years, according to Bill Gates, the co-founder of Microsoft and co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The unprecedented COVID-19 crisis that has devastated the world may be beginning to ease. However, humanity still lives close to wildlife that could host pathogens of future pandemics h...
For foreign nationals, searching missing loved ones is like finding needle in haystack
An Iranian man stood in dismay in front of a memorial altar set up at Itaewon Station, just a few meters away from where a deadly crowd crush killed at least 154 people and injured hundreds of others on Saturday night, while many others still remain unaccounted for.
Survivors of Halloween tragedy recount chaotic night
As a huge fan of the Korean drama “Itaewon Class,” Beta Bayusantika, 27, an Indonesian national pursuing a master's degree at Hanyang University, had crossed his fingers for the coronavirus pandemic to wane so he could visit the shopping and entertainment district where the global hit series was filmed. He was eager to experience the multicultural neighborhood in central Seou...
Korea-Japan, Korea-Taiwan flights to resume after COVID hiatus
Flights connecting Gimpo International Airport to Osaka, Japan, and Taipei, Taiwan, will resume on Sunday, after a hiatus of two years and seven months caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Korea Airports Corp. (KAC) said, Saturday. The only international routes that remain halted from the country's second-largest airport are the ones to Chinese cities including Beijing and Sh...
Cruise ship tourism to return to Jeju Island
Cruise tourism will return to Jeju Island next year after a two-year hiatus caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, as more than 30 ships from Japan are scheduled to visit the southern resort island.
Immigration service searches for 'missing' Vietnamese tourists
Vietnamese travelers arrive at Yangyang International Airport in Gangwon Province on Oct. 14, one day after Fly Gangwon, a low-cost Korean air carrier, launched its Yangyang-Hanoi route. Yonhap By Lee Hae-rinAround 100 Vietnamese nationals who entered Korea as tourists via Yangyang International Airport have fallen out of contact, raising suspicions at the immigration service...
Korea Times photojournalist wins award
“Football coach Son Woong-jung, 'Modesty is my strength.'” A photo by Korea Times photographer Choi Won-suk topped the Best Portrait Photo category at the 258th monthly press photo contest hosted by the Korea Press Photographers' Association (KPPA), Wednesday. Korea Times photo by Choi Won-sukBy Lee Hae-rinKorea Times photojournalist Choi Won-suk won an award at a...
Korea-US alliance affects all countries: envoys
Envoys who participated in The Korea Times Forum on Wednesday said that the Korea-U.S. alliance is much more than a bilateral issue between the two countries and related to more than peace and stability in East Asia, noting that many other countries are also affected by the nature of Korea-U.S. ties.
Indoor mask rule to be in place for 3 more months: health authorities
The government will maintain the current indoor mask mandate for at least three more months, health authorities said Monday.
Busan to establish BTS-World Expo 2030 road near concert venue
The southeastern port city of Busan plans to make a BTS-World Expo 2030 Busan road around Busan's Asiad Main Stadium, where the K-pop giant held “Yet to Come in Busan,” a concert to support the city's bid to host the event on Oct. 15, according to the city government, Sunday.
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