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Reporter : Jun Ji-hye
Sun, July 3, 2022 | 17:51
Experts call for more work from home, suspensions of operation on facilities
Medical experts are calling on the government to overhaul its social distancing scheme to impose tougher antivirus measures in preparation for a more serious shortage of hospital beds for COVID-19 patients, as the ongoing fourth wave of the pandemic has been worsening day by day. The government has held in place the toughest level of its four-tier distancing system - level 4 ...
Award-winning bartender offers creative cocktails in comfortable atmosphere
Bartender Ahn Jun-hyeok, who leads the Gourmet Bar at the Novotel Ambassador Seoul Dongdaemun Hotels and Residences, has displayed his talent by taking part in various cocktail competitions, where he has always reached the top 10 in the rankings. He placed his name on the Diageo World Class Bartender Top 10 list in 2016, 2017 and 2019. He was also made the World Class Bartend...
Emirates offers complimentary pass to World Expo in Dubai
Emirates, the largest airline and flag carrier of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has launched an exclusive offer for customers to experience the World Expo, the largest event of its kind in the Middle East.
Seoul City, police warn of stern action against anti-Moon groups planning mass rally
Thirty-eight organizations, including an anti-President Moon Jae-in group led by conservative pastor Jun Kwang-hoon, have reported to police their plans for rallies in Seoul during the upcoming National Liberation Day long weekend, from Aug. 14 to 16, despite mounting concerns over the ongoing fourth wave of COVID-19 infections here. The Seoul Metropolitan Government and poli...
Pregnant women anxious over COVID-19 vaccinations
Pregnant women here are expressing anxiety over COVID-19 vaccinations, as the Korean government has yet to establish clear guidelines for them, at a time when new daily virus cases have remained above 1,000 for more than a month, with the spread of the highly contagious Delta variant of the coronavirus. Pregnant women are categorized as a high-risk group for COVID-19, as they...
Korea's vaccination plan faces setback amid Moderna vaccine supply shortage
Moderna will supply less than half of the vaccines planned for this month to Korea, causing concerns that the government's plan to speed up vaccinations in the third quarter could face a major setback. This comes amid the ongoing fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic that is largely infections caused by the highly contagious Delta variant of the coronavirus. The Korea Disease ...
Gov't struggles to tackle distrust over COVID-19 vaccines
Public distrust has been growing over the efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines amid increasing breakthrough infections involving people who tested positive for the virus even after being fully vaccinated. Some skeptics are raising concerns that the highly contagious Delta variant of the coronavirus, which has led the ongoing fourth wave of infections here may be limiting the vaccine...
4 scenic drives for summer vacation
It has become harder to enjoy outdoor activities freely this summer vacation, as the country is facing yet another public health crisis due to the fourth wave of COVID-19 infections led by the highly contagious Delta variant. But how about taking a road trip to enjoy magnificent views from your own car?
Young people raise 'fairness' issue over perks to medalists
A “fairness” issue regarding benefits given to Olympic medalists here has come under the spotlight as they include a chance to buy a home through a special provision program. The issue is being raised by some young people who have experienced unprecedented difficulty in buying a home in recent years, as the Moon Jae-in government has struggled to rein in runaway housing price...
Tougher antivirus measures unavoidable amid 4th wave of infections
The government has signaled that it will introduce additional antivirus measures on top of the toughest Level 4 social distancing regulations imposed on the Seoul metropolitan area, as these do not appear to have curtailed rampant COVID-19 infections over the past three weeks amid the fourth wave of the pandemic here. Some medical experts have said it will only be a matter of...
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