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Reporter : Bahk Eun-ji
Tue, November 29, 2022 | 00:19
Late bloomer finds her passion in nursing
Driven by her life-time longing for study, Park Kyung-yi, 55, a social worker, chose to start a new life in her 50s. She is now a prospective nurse who finished the national examination in December.
Shortage of COVID-19 self-test kits looms as Omicron infections spread
Demand for at-home test kits has been soaring following the rapid spread of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus in Korea, spawning fears that the country may face an acute shortage of the diagnostic kits.
Gov't standard for vaccination completion confusing
The government's frequently changing quarantine guidelines are prompting confusion while health authorities have implemented a new medical response system due to the rapid spread of the Omicron variant. Starting Wednesday, it changed the criteria and rules for those who are considered vaccinated, and those who have had close contact with confirmed patients.
Robots, AI to ease labor shortages in agricultural sector
The shortage of agricultural workers has become a chronic headache for Korean farmers as the nation ages due to the continuing decline in birthrates. Farmers are even finding it difficult to complete seasonal harvesting. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the shortage. The labor-intensive agricultural sector suffered as a consequence of the pandemic which has almost put a ...
Gov't warns daily cases may soar to 30,000 in early February
The number of Korea's daily new coronavirus infections could increase to as many as 30,000 by early next month, given the rapid spread of the Omicron variant that has become the dominant strain in the country, health authorities warned, Tuesday. The warning came after the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) reported that Korea added a record-high 8,571 new case...
7,630 new COVID-19 cases reported as Omicron surges
Korea added 7,630 new COVID-19 infected cases on Saturday, including 7,343 locally transmitted, according to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA).
Nuclear energy crucial in fighting climate crisis: Seoul mayor
Seoul Mayor Oh Se-hoon emphasized the necessity of nuclear power plants, saying that increasing electricity consumption by expanding the use of electric vehicles (EVs) cannot be a fundamental solution to the climate crisis.
Pregnant women face dilemma over COVID-19 vaccinations
Concerns among pregnant women are growing as they are not likely to be included as eligible for the government's vaccine pass exemption.
Education ministry encourages teenagers to get vaccinated before spring semester
The vaccination rate for 12 to 17-year-olds has been slowing down during the winter vacation, as the government's COVID-19 vaccine pass system for those who use educational facilities such as private academies and libraries has been suspended. According to the Ministry of Education, 1.84 million out of 2.8 million teens aged 12 to 17 have completed their second dose of the va...
Christian schools receive warning for violating religious freedom
Seoul's education authorities have issued warnings to a number of private Christian and mission schools in the capital for including worship services and religious events during regular school hours, in violation of the principle of freedom of religion.
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