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COVID-19 infection threatens unvaccinated young people
The country has seen another death of a COVID-19 patient in their 20s, with concerns growing that the number of fatalities among unvaccinated young people could increase further as the fourth wave of coronavirus infections is showing no signs of abating. This was the second death among young patients in their 20s this week, and the fifth this year. The fatality rate for virus...
Women bracing to defend short-haired archer from anti-feminist criticisms
Women here are making a strong protest against groundless accusations that have labeled South Korean archer An San a “feminist” simply because of her short hair, calling on others to join a campaign to defend the athlete. Some celebrities have already been thrown into the line of fire by the public after being accused of being feminists by reactionary, male-dominated online g...
Man stabs veterinarian after death of dog
A man in his 50s has been detained for stabbing a veterinarian and attacking an animal hospital director after his dog died while being neutered there. The Yangcheon Police Station in Seoul said on Wednesday that they are investigating the man on suspicion of inflicting injury. According to police, the man allegedly stabbed the veterinarian in the arm with surgical scissors a...
Rights watchdog recommends revision to policy for undocumented children
The National Human Rights Commission of Korea (NHRCK) asked the Ministry of Justice to improve a policy that gives temporary stay permits to undocumented children, Wednesday, saying that the policy benefits only a small number of children due to its limitations on the scope and duration. On April 19, the ministry announced the policy, under which children not registered as re...
Korea to introduce popular musicals, plays overseas through YouTube
Korea's popular musicals and plays will meet global audiences on YouTube through a Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) program that will run this Friday through Nov. 26. The KTO said its Welcome K-Stage program is aimed at introducing the excellence and appeal of Korean performances to audiences around the world, as well as at attracting more tourists to Korea after the COVID-19...
MBC shows disrespect to yet another country
Local broadcaster MBC is facing fresh criticism over its use of an inappropriate caption, which seemed to mock a player on the Romanian men's football team, during its coverage of the Tokyo Olympics. This incident followed other offensive remarks it made while broadcasting the opening ceremony of the Games, through disrespectful and discriminatory descriptions of some countri...
Vaccination incentive to be rescinded for travelers from 10 more countries
Russia, Uzbekistan and eight other countries have been newly designated by the Korean government as nations where highly contagious variants of the coronavirus are spreading quickly, thus arrivals from those countries will no longer be exempt from the 14-day mandatory self-isolation next month, even if they have been fully vaccinated.
Additional airlines to resume flights to Saipan despite 4th wave of infections
Domestic air carriers will resume flights to Saipan as scheduled, despite a recent spike in COVID-19 infections here. The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport said Friday that a quarantine-free travel bubble agreement with Saipan will also be implemented, Saturday.According to the ministry, Asiana Airlines will resume flights to Saipan on Saturday, while T'way Air w...
Politicians defend credibility by sharing stories of adoption, disability
In the past, some adoptive parents in Korea have hid the fact of their children's adoption from them, as well as from other people, for various reasons, such as prejudice against adoptees. For similar reasons, many people with disabilities have also taken pains to hide them, in an attempt to avoid discrimination.
Authorities on alert over possible bed shortage as COVID-19 cases spike
The health authorities are bracing for a possible shortage of hospital beds for COVID-19 patients as the country's daily new virus cases have been surging on a daily basis. The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) reported 1,842 more COVID-19 infections for Wednesday, including 1,533 local ones, raising the total caseload to 184,103. The latest numbers were the ...
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