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Reporter : Jun Ji-hye
Thu, February 9, 2023 | 07:44
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 ...
DUI case of Chinese consul in Gwangju sent to prosecution
A drunk driving case of a Chinese diplomat posted in Gwangju has been transferred to the prosecution as the police concluded his case was not subject to diplomatic immunity. The Gwangju Seobu Police Station said Monday the consul at the Chinese Consulate General in the city, who had been caught driving under the influence of alcohol, had claimed diplomatic immunity, which pro...
Travel industry and restaurants worry about toughest social distancing rules
Hotel, food service, airline and tourism industries' expectation toward a business recovery in the latter half of the year is turning into disappointment, following the government's decision to apply the toughest, Level 4, social distancing rule in the Seoul metropolitan area, which includes Incheon and Gyeonggi Province, amid an explosive increase in COVID-19 infections in t...
Concerns growing over large music concert this weekend in Cheongju
Concerns are being raised over a large music event scheduled for Saturday and Sunday in Cheongju, North Chungcheong Province, as some 10,000 people are expected to gather there amid growing concerns over another wave of COVID-19 infections.
Gov't to discuss easing gaming curbs on children
A debate is being reignited over Korea's so-called shutdown law that blocks children under the age of 16 from playing online games after midnight, after a version of “Minecraft,” one of the world's bestselling games, effectively became unavailable for children here due to the controversial act. The Ministry of Gender Equality and Family, which led the enforcement of the law, ...
Sharp Technics K seeking to expand MRO biz to Southeast Asia
Sharp Technics K (STK), a Korean aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) company, recently signed a memorandum of agreement with Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and Incheon International Airport Corp. (IIAC), under which IAI will establish its first overseas production base at the Incheon airport to convert wide-body passenger planes to freighters. Paik Soon-suk, pr...
Conservative ex-lawmaker nominated to head public housing corp. in Seoul
Seoul Mayor Oh Se-hoon nominated former opposition lawmaker Kim Hyun-ah to head the Seoul Housing and Communities Corp. (SH), the public housing developer affiliated with the city government, according to officials, Monday. Kim served as a lawmaker from 2016 to 2020 belonging originally to the United Future Party, a predecessor of the conservative main opposition People Power...
Parents raising concerns over full return to in-person classes amid virus resurgence
Parents are raising concerns over the Ministry of Education's plan to resume fully in-person classes nationwide starting in the fall semester, amid the recent resurgence in new COVID-19 cases here, in addition to the increasing rate of infection by variants of the coronavirus, especially the highly transmissible Delta strain. They are claiming that the ministry should reconsi...
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