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Reporter : Bahk Eun-ji
Sun, October 24, 2021 | 04:37
COVID-19 variants feared to spread throughout country
The fourth wave of COVID-19 infections here driven by virus variants is spreading from the Seoul metropolitan area to other parts of the country. Although the Seoul metropolitan area will be under the strongest social distancing rules, Level 4, starting today to curb the recent hike of infections, other regions are under looser rules and people from the capital area are movin...
Children of foreign nationality should be included in virus support measures: rights body
The nation's human rights watchdog said Thursday that it is discrimination against preschoolers of foreign nationality to exclude them from the government's emergency anti-virus relief fund for children, and recommended that the health and welfare ministry change its related policies. The National Human Rights Commission of Korea made the recommendation in response to petitio...
89-year-old woman donates W500 mil. to Korea University Medicine
Han Jong-seob, an 89-year-old resident of Anam-dong, Seongbuk District in northern Seoul, has donated more than 500 million won to Korea University (KU) Medicine, a foundation operating all of KU's medical facilities and its colleges of medicine and nursing. According to KU Medicine, Han delivered 506 million won to the hospital recently after selling her house located close ...
Debate arises over gender equality ministry's role
A debate has surfaced over the role of the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family, which was formed in 2001 to improve gender equality in society and establish and support family policies. Conservative politicians are talking about abolishing the ministry, which they view has not accomplished much, but rather has caused gender conflicts, while women's rights groups say that s...
Songpa Trail fully opened after 51 years
When thinking of Songpa District in Seoul, images of large apartment complexes and skyscrapers may come to mind. But the district's network of walking trails, named Songpa Trail or Songpa Dullegil in Korean, is a hidden treasure of the area, created along four streams flowing through its landscape. Songpa has had three walking courses along Seongnae and Jangji streams as well...
Son Heung-min to promote Korean tourism
Soccer player Son Heung-min has become an honorary ambassador to promote Korean tourism to the world, the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) said, Tuesday. The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the KTO appointed the internationally renowned Tottenham Hotspur striker as a promotional ambassador to appeal to potential visitors to Korea.
Southern regions damaged by heavy rain
Heavy rain has been causing deaths and property damage in southern parts of the country, especially in South Jeolla Province, since Monday evening. While heavy rain alerts have already been issued in the southern regions, more rain is forecast there throughout the week, raising concerns over more damage. More than 500 millimeters of rainfall has fallen in some parts of South ...
Dongdaemun center plays major role in supporting multicultural families
The Dongdaemun Healthy Family and Multicultural Family Support Center in Seoul has been providing various support programs for multicultural families since 2006. “When it was opened in 2005, there were only four employees, including me,” Han Mi-young, executive director of the center, told The Korea Times. “The center was originally established to support marriage migrant wom...
Seoul City to set up foundation to integrate foreign residents' issues
Seoul City plans to establish a foundation that will comprehensively deal with foreign residents' issues as part of its efforts to enhance the capital's global competitiveness, the city government said, Monday. According to officials of the Seoul Metropolitan Government, the city is considering establishing the foundation, tentatively named the Seoul Global Foundation, to att...
Korea faces critical moment in COVID-19 response: PM
The country's anti-COVID-19 measures face a critical moment, Prime Minister Kim Boo-kyum warned Friday, adding that the government is ready to strengthen quarantine measures and tighten the social distancing level at any time. The warning came as the number of daily new cases of COVID-19 exceeded 800, Thursday, for the first time in about half a year, raising concerns over th...
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