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Reporter : Jun Ji-hye
Mon, November 28, 2022 | 23:17
Drunk driving increases following policy shift to 'Living with COVID-19'
Driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) has appeared to increase after the government shifted its virus management policy to the “Living with COVID-19” scheme on Nov. 1, according to police, Sunday.
Concerns growing over consistent rise in COVID-related deaths
Concerns are growing over a consistent increase in the number of deaths related to COVID-19 amid the prolonged fourth wave of the pandemic that began in early July. According to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA), Sunday, the average daily number of COVID-19-realted deaths stood at 17.4 this month, nearly nine times higher than 1.96 tallied in June just be...
Josun hotels collaborate with Starbucks for winter packages
Two Josun Hotels & Resorts hotels ― L'Escape Hotel and Grand Josun Busan ― have launched special packages for this winter in collaboration with Starbucks Korea. The packages that are available until Jan. 31 provide Starbucks comforters for free to all package guests. The padded comforter was created in collaboration with visual artist 275c, known for colorful and modern-conce...
Residents expressing anxiety over policy shift to 'Living with COVID-19'
An increasing number of residents here are expressing anxiety over the government's policy shift to the “Living with COVID-19” scheme, as the country's new coronavirus cases have stayed above 2,400 for the second consecutive day.
'Quarter of COVID-19 patients are teenagers'
The health and education authorities are on high alert following a surge in COVID-19 infections among teenagers. The spike comes as the education ministry plans to resume in-person classes later this month in line with the government's “Living with COVID-19” plan. The authorities expect new daily infection numbers to increase for the time being, following the Halloween weeken...
Domestic attractions with exotic ambiance lure tourists
More international flight operations are set to resume in line with the government's shift of its COVID-19 management policy to a gradual return to normalcy. But difficulties traveling abroad will still exist until the pandemic subsides in most countries and overseas travel is fully resumed. For those who are eagerly awaiting when it might be possible to travel to other count...
Climate change is omnipresent: Nobody is safe from climate crisis
An increasing number of people around the world have been suffering damage from abnormal weather conditions caused by climate change in recent years, such as torrential rain, scorching heat and droughts. This summer, deadly floods devastated several European countries, including Germany, causing more than 200 deaths and widespread damage, while hundreds of people in the U.S.'...
Halloween gatherings raising outbreak concerns
Concerns are rising over additional COVID-19 outbreaks and a potential fifth wave of infections, after a huge number of people attended private gatherings and parties during the Halloween weekend across the country. Popular entertainment areas such as Itaewon and Gangnam in Seoul were crowded with young people, right before the government was to begin its shift to a “Living w...
Aespa's Karina featured in Seoul's tourist promotion program
The Seoul Metropolitan Government will air its tour promotion program, featuring K-pop girl group aespa's Karina and actor David Lee McInnis, to 19 countries, beginning Saturday.
Daily infections could reach 20,000 under 'Living with COVID-19' scheme: experts
The country's new daily COVID-19 cases could reach 20,000 after the government shifts its virus management policy to the “Living with COVID-19” scheme next Monday, according to medical experts. During a forum hosted by the Korea Medical Association (KMA), Wednesday, Yeom Ho-ki, professor of internal medicine at Inje University Seoul Paik Hospital, who heads a KMA committee ta...
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