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Reporter : Bahk Eun-ji
Sun, November 27, 2022 | 04:33
Election camp of PPP runner-up disbanded
Hong Joon-pyo, a lawmaker of the main opposition People Power Party (PPP), waves at supporters at his presidential primary election campaign office on Yeouido, Seoul, Monday, as it is disbanded following his defeat by former Prosecutor General Yoon Seok-youl in the final primary last Friday. Yonhap
Booster shots for Janssen vaccine
A woman receives a COVID-19 booster shot at a clinic in Seoul, Monday, when they began to be offered to people who had received Johnson & Johnson's Janssen single-dose vaccine. The government also plans to introduce coronavirus treatment pills in February, after signing a pre-purchase contract with Merck for doses for 200,000 people in September and another with Pfizer fo...
Over 80% of workers positive about pandemic-led working culture changes
More than eight out of 10 workers in Korea are positive about the new work environment and culture that have been brought about due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a poll showed, Friday. According to the survey by Job Korea of 412 workers, 86.9 percent said they were satisfied with the coronavirus-induced working “culture.”
Parents seek private academic assessment tests for elementary students
Lee Sae-ron, a second grader at an elementary school in northern Seoul's Nowon-gu, has been taking English and math assessment tests offered by a publishing company of study materials every semester since last year. Such academic performance evaluations have grown popular, because elementary schools across the country do not administer mid-term and final exams.
Universities struggling to resume in-person lectures
Although the country has begun its “Living with COVID-19” strategy, meant to phase out virus restrictions gradually, many universities are struggling to resume in-person lectures.
Father donates organs from brain dead 5-year-old daughter to save children
The organs of a five-year-old girl who was declared brain dead following an accident, were donated to save other sick children. The Korea Organ Donation Agency (KODA) said Wednesday that the father of the girl who was named Jeon So-yul consented to the donation of his daughter's heart and both kidneys to three children at Seoul National University Hospital, Oct. 28, upon conf...
Seoul City's bike-sharing service to undergo upgrade
Seoul City is planning to enhance convenience of the capital's public bike-sharing service, Ttareungyi, which has been gaining popularity since its introduction in 2015. At the end of last month, Seoul Mayor Oh Se-hoon said he was preparing for “Ttareungyi Season 2” with an upgraded system and services.
Debates rise over discrimination against unvaccinated
People are showing mixed reactions to stories about jobseekers who claimed that companies refused to hire them because they were unvaccinated against COVID-19 and had no plans to get inoculation. Some denounced the companies for discriminating against the unvaccinated, while others said they understand the companies would want to reduce the possibility of infections spreading...
Salted shrimp festival to be held in Mapo this weekend
The 14th Mapo Salted Shrimp Festival will be held for three days from Nov. 5, where people can buy the briny condiment from famous producers at discounted prices, according to Mapo-gu Office, Monday. The annual festival was cancelled last year due to the spread of COVID-19, but this year's event will include both offline and online events in line with the government's “Living...
Teachers call for harsh punishment for principal installing spycam in faculty restroom
Teachers' groups are calling for a thorough investigation and heavy punishment for an elementary school principal who was arrested for allegedly installing a hidden camera in a restroom for female faculty members. Members of the Korean Federation of Teachers' Associations and its Gyeonggi Province branch issued a joint statement, Friday, calling for strong punishment of the p...
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