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Reporter : Bahk Eun-ji
Mon, July 4, 2022 | 21:29
Wild animal cafes to be banned
The government will ban operation of wild animal cafes where people can see and touch the animals, in a bid to better protect the animals, according to the Ministry of Environment, Friday.
Vaccine pass system partially suspended
A court has partially suspended the government's vaccine pass system, allowing people to enter large supermarkets, department stores and retail stores without providing their COVID-19 vaccination status. The pass system will remain effective for eateries and cafes, however. The Seoul Administrative Court partially accepted the injunction request filed by 1,023 people includin...
All construction by HDC halted in Gwangju following disaster
The Gwangju Metropolitan Government has ordered a halt on all construction ongoing by HDC Hyundai Development Company in the city, following the partial collapse of an apartment building, Tuesday, the second deadly building collapse attributed to the developer in the southwestern city in about seven months.
Meeting with religious leaders
President Moon Jae-in speaks during a luncheon meeting with the leaders of the country's major religions, Protestantism, Catholicism and Buddhism, at Cheong Wa Dae in Seoul, Wednesday, to ask for their support towards national unity. Yonhap
New policies, changes for Seoul City in 2022
Seoul City has introduced some new policies and changes in its programs for 2022. Below are some of the changes to affect the capital.
People delaying booster shots until last minute
The government is encouraging the public to receive booster shots against COVID-19, but many people are postponing it until just before their vaccine pass is set to expire after six months, in an effort to widen the vaccination intervals as much as possible.
'Space Walk' emerging as popular tourist spot in Pohang
The nation's largest walkable art installation, named, “Space Walk” in Pohang, North Gyeongsang Province, is emerging as a popular tourist attraction. According to Pohang City, Space Walk has rapidly gained attention from tourists and residents alike, as visitors can enjoy beautiful sunrises, sunsets and night views from the roller coaster track-like structure.
Footage of unhygienic processing of dried squid churns stomachs
A controversy over poor hygiene practices in food preparation has arisen following the release of video footage showing workers at a dried squid factory treading on squid while wearing rubber footwear. The 27-second video was posted to an online community on Saturday, along with the title, “Factory making dried squid products in an unhygienic way.”
Probe into Osstem Implant embezzlement widens to include chairman
The investigation into the country's single largest embezzlement case involving an employee at Osstem Implant is widening to look into possible accomplices or involvement of higher-ranking company officials, following his testimony about “slush funds.”
Brothers donate money to neighbors in need
Two brothers attending elementary school decided secretly to leave the money they had saved up for buying a game console at a police station for those in need.
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