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Firefighter's sacrifice honored across nation
A wave of condolences are flooding in from across the nation over the death of a veteran firefighter who failed to escape from a fire at a Coupang warehouse in Icheon, Gyeonggi Province, after ensuring his colleagues were safely evacuated first. Kim Dong-shik, a 52-year-old firefighter with 27 years experience, was found dead by rescue workers in the second-floor basement of ...
Calls grow to broaden age restriction for AZ vaccine
The government is facing growing calls to raise the age limit for the administering of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, following the death of a man in his 30s who was being treated for a blood clot, a side effect from receiving the vaccine. On April 12, health authorities decided not to administer the AstraZeneca vaccine to people under the age of 30 due to concerns over po...
Korean chef leads restaurants at Park Hyatt Seoul
Chef Back Young-min has been appointed recently as the executive chef of the Park Hyatt Seoul, in a rare move for a Hyatt hotel in Korea, as they normally bring in executive chefs from overseas. Back has become the second Korean executive chef at a Hyatt hotel here since the brand entered the country. “I've been appointed as a Korean executive chef at a time when targeting Ko...
Korea set to return to normal life amid lingering resurgence concerns
Korea is getting ready to return to pre-COVID normal life with the health authorities having eased some of their antivirus measures, allowing more people to enjoy sports events and concerts, and more students to attend in-person classes. The government's move to gradually ease its anti-coronavirus rules comes as the country's vaccination rate has been picking up speed, with o...
Cases of abuse of senior citizens rise amid prolonged pandemic
The number of cases of abuse of senior citizens has increased over the past year apparently due to people being stuck at home and spending more time with family members amid the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic, the Ministry of Health and Welfare said Tuesday. Nine in 10 of such cases occurred at home, with sons accounting for the highest percentage of abusers at 34.2 percent.
Suwon Hwaseong Fortress to introduce 'smart' tourism
Suwon Hwaseong Fortress in the middle of Suwon, Gyeonggi Province, will be transformed into a “smart” tourism site incorporating the latest advances in information and communication technologies for the convenience of tourists. The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) said Tuesday that the area was selected as this year's location f...
Tourism industry moving to resume overseas package tours
Travel agencies are moving fast to resume overseas package tours as the nation's vaccination rate is picking up speed and travel restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic are beginning to be lifted cautiously in some countries. Industry officials expect demand for overseas travel to increase rapidly at some point once more people receive vaccine shots, and once the governm...
Moon stresses Korea's role as 'vaccine hub' in talks with G7 leaders
President Moon Jae-in has stressed Korea's willingness to become a new global hub for COVID-19 vaccine production during his talks with leaders attending the G7 Summit, raising the need for equitable access to inoculation throughout the world to overcome the public health crisis together. President Moon held talks with European Council President Charles Michel and European Co...
Going on imaginary trip by tasting signature cocktails
While it is still difficult to travel overseas physically, travel lovers may be able to go on an imaginary trip by tasting iconic signature cocktails from around the world - from the famous kick of rum and coconut in the Pina Colada of Puerto Rico to the pink-hued Singapore Sling. Here are six cocktails picked by Booking.com, among some of the world's most famous signature co...
Police investigate building collapsed during demolition in Gwangju
Police have launched an intensive investigation into a building collapse at an urban renewal site in Gwangju that left nine people dead, forming a command center with the participation of the serious crime and economic crime units, police officers said, Thursday. They also conducted a forensic examination of the scene, jointly with the National Forensic Service, in a bid to u...
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