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Reporter : Bahk Eun-ji
Fri, October 22, 2021 | 08:43
Self-test kit false negatives may be partial cause of 4th pandemic wave
Self-testing kits for COVID-19 are believed to be one of the factors that has caused the sudden onslaught of the fourth wave of the pandemic with some COVID-19 self-test kit users showing false negative results that were later found to be positive. Experts point out the government should have conducted monitoring and collected data on the efficacy of the kits prior to allowin...
Police investigating alleged school bullying
Police said Thursday they had launched an investigation into an alleged case of bullying in which several middle schoolchildren held a victim in a neck-lock and sexually harassed him. The investigation came after a video of the incident, taken in front of a shopping mall in Ilsan, Gyeonggi Province, went viral online.
Stigmatized as virus spreaders, people in their 20s, 30s unhappy with government's vaccination drive
People in their 20s and 30s are complaining of being stigmatized as the main culprits of the fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, in which the number of infections among people in this age group is significantly higher compared to during previous waves. Many young people point out that the government is trying to leave the responsibility for controlling the fourth wave to th...
Scorching heat wave expected to grip Korea
The “rainy season” here is expected to end around next Monday with temperatures forecast to rise right afterward, according to the weather agency, Wednesday. The Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA) forecast the limited monsoon period is likely to end after rainfall around July 18 and 19.
Criticism mounting over journalist-turned-lawmaker's defense against illegal reporting method
Criticism is mounting over a journalist-turned-lawmaker's remark that it was common for journalists in his days to impersonate police officers in order to obtain information for stories. Other journalist-turned-politicians all refuted the remark by Rep. Kim Eui-kyeom, of the minor liberal Open Minjoo Party, a former spokesman for President Moon Jae-in, urging him to apologize...
Search operation underway for escaped bear
It has been a week since two Asian black bears escaped from a breeding farm in Yongin, Gyeonggi Province, but authorities are still searching for one of them after the other was killed. Earlier on July 6, the owner of a bear breeding farm in Yongin reported to the city government that two three-year-old male bears, weighing 60 kilograms each, disappeared at around 10:30 a.m. ...
Opposition leader meets Chinese envoy
Lee Jun-seok, right, chief of the main opposition People Power Party, shakes hands with Chinese Ambassador to Seoul Xing Haiming at the National Assembly in Seoul, Monday, during the latter's courtesy call to celebrate Lee's election as the opposition leader. After the meeting, Lee said to reporters that he told Xing he expects China to meet international standards in social ...
Beachgoers in heat wave
Haeundae Beach in Busan is crowded with vacationers, Monday, while a heat wave advisory was issued for many parts of the country. The heat wave along with high humidity is forecast to continue for several more days, with some regions having tropical nights which is defined by a nighttime low staying above 25 degrees Celsius. Yonhap
Gov't plan to increase after-school care services faces backlash
Parents and teachers' groups are criticizing the government's plan to increase after-school childcare services for elementary school children in order to encourage more married women to work and also entice more double-income couples to have children amid a persistently-low birthrate.
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...
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