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Reporter : Jun Ji-hye
Sun, January 29, 2023 | 11:43
Masungi Georeserve in Philippines: natural ecologically clean spot
Tourists have been turning their attention to visiting lesser-known spots around the world amid the protracted COVID-19 pandemic and also due to a growing interest in environmental conservation efforts. Built in a rainforest in the Philippines, Masungi Georeserve is one such place that offers visitors an opportunity to experience pristine nature, according to the Philippine D...
Korean man gets 2-year jail term for confining, assaulting Uzbek national
A Korean man in his 50s was sentenced to two years in prison for confining and assaulting a 23-year-old man from Uzbekistan, after drugging him with a sedative and handcuffing him. The Incheon District Court handed down the prison sentence to the Korean national, Monday, on charges of injury and confinement. According to the court, the victim visited the perpetrator's home af...
Ex-finance minister to be 3rd Moon appointee to join opposition in presidential poll
Former Finance Minister Kim Dong-yeon has indicated his intention to run in the presidential election scheduled for next March. He has yet to clarify which political camp he will join, but is most likely to run as an opposition candidate, considering that he met recently with a former leader of the conservative main opposition People Power Party (PPP), and published a book cr...
COVID-19 outbreaks continue in and outside of Korea
COVID-19 infections have continued to break out in and outside of the country over the weekend, raising concerns that the ongoing fourth wave of infections could become far more serious. At least three protesters who took part in a recent mass rally organized by the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU), a major umbrella labor group, in central Seoul have tested positiv...
Vietnamese hospital cremates body of Korean virus patient without notice
A hospital in Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam, has cremated the body of a Korean national who died from COVID-19 there, without giving prior notice to the bereaved family members in Korea, provoking protests from them and the Korean Consulate General in the city. According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sunday, a Korean man in his 50s died in the hospital after undergoing medi...
'K-quarantine' faces a crisis amid 4th wave of infections
“K-quarantine” measures, the antivirus regulations hailed by the government as the most effective response to the COVID-19 pandemic, now appear to be facing a crisis amid the recent spike in new ...
Couple in Uiryeong County has 9th baby
A woman in Uiryeong County, South Gyeongsang Province, recently gave birth to her ninth baby, drawing attention from many people at a time when the low birthrate has become one of the biggest problems facing Korean society. According to Uiryeong County, which has a population of around 26,000, Lee Gye-jeong, 46, gave a birth to a boy on June 15. Beginning with their first dau...
COVID-19 pandemic spinning out of control in Korea
The COVID-19 pandemic appears to be spinning out of control here, with daily cases hitting a new record high of 1,615, Tuesday, up 465 from the previous day and the biggest daily jump since the coronavirus outbreak reached the country in January last year. Critics said the government is to blame for the worsening COVID-19 situation as it misjudged the spread of the highly con...
7 cycling destinations around the world
Bicycle trips give tourists a chance to feel a sense of freedom while pedaling around in cities and among nature. Two-wheeled adventures are also regarded as a relatively safer type of travel amid the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic, as they make less contact with others during the trip. The following destinations have been selected by online travel agency Booking.com, as the cyc...
Local authorities on alert as vacationers flocking to Jeju, Gangwon, Busan
Local authorities on Jeju Island and in Gangwon Province and Busan, popular tourist destinations known for their beaches, are struggling to prevent the spread of COVID-19 infections as an increasing number of vacationers are visiting the regions for the summer holiday season. The country is facing another wave of infections, with new daily cases having exceeded 1,000 for the ...
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