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Reporter : Jun Ji-hye
Mon, November 28, 2022 | 23:09
Resurgence in infections puts authorities on alert ahead of 'Living with COVID-19'
Health authorities are staying vigilant over the resurgence of COVID-19 infections ahead of the government's planned shift to the “Living with COVID-19” phase next Monday. According to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA), Thursday, the country added 2,111 new virus cases on Wednesday. It is the first time in 20 days that the daily new infections surpassed t...
Experts discuss measures to develop legislative administration of Asian nations
Legal officials and scholars from six Asian countries, including Korea and Vietnam, discussed measures, Wednesday, to enhance exchanges and cooperation between Asian nations for the development of their legislative administration systems. The discussions were carried out at the 9th Asian Legislative Experts Symposium (ALES), hosted by the Ministry of Government Legislation in...
Jeju Island most popular destination for travel with pets
Jeju Island has ranked at the top in a recent survey of popular destinations for travels with companion animals, according to the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO). The survey, which the KTO carried out jointly with the Korea Consumer Agency, comes at a time when traveling with companion animals has been growing in popularity, as an increasing number of people are living with ...
'Living with COVID-19' plan criticized for discrimination against unvaccinated people
Following the government's announcement of plans to shift to a “Living with COVID-19” phase on Nov. 1, controversy is rising over possible discrimination against unvaccinated people, as the plans included the introduction of a so-called “vaccine pass,” which would restrict their access to some multiuse facilities such as gyms. On Monday, a government-led committee, tasked wit...
Man left brain-dead after vaccination donates organs
A 57-year-old man, who was declared brain-dead after collapsing around two weeks following being inoculated with Johnson & Johnson single-dose COVID-19 vaccine, donated organs to four people. Meanwhile, his daughter called on the government to clarify the causality between her father's death and the vaccine.
Halloween, vaccinations for foreigners new concerns ahead of 'Living with COVID-19'
The health authorities are on high alert over Halloween, as the upcoming celebration, during which time popular areas such as Itaewon and Gangnam are expected to be crowded with partygoers, could serve as catalyst for massive COVID-19 infections ahead of the government's planned shift to its “Living with COVID-19” plan. They are also redoubling their efforts to boost the vacc...
Gov't aims to shift to 'Living with COVID-19' phase from Nov. 1
The government is pushing to introduce its “Living with COVID-19” phase Nov. 1 at the earliest, as the nation's vaccination rate is expected to reach 70 percent in the coming days, according to Minister of Health and Welfare Kwon Deok-cheol. Kwon said the government was “considering” beginning the plan that day, under which the health authorities will ease social distancing m...
IHG to open voco property in heart of Gangnam next year
IHG Hotels & Resorts is planning to open voco Gangnam during the second quarter of next year. It is the second voco property that IHG has signed and plans to open in South Korea, following voco Pyeongtaek City in Gyeonggi Province. But the Gangnam property is scheduled to open earlier, becoming the first voco hotel to open its doors here.
Luxury hotels transformed into cultural venues
Luxury hotels have released a variety of unique programs and packages designed to provide guests with chances to enjoy culture and art. They are offering large-scale media art exhibitions and in-room operas, and even a library filled with a variety of books, in response to growing demand from guests and visitors for richer cultural activities during their stay.
Local gov'ts moving to revitalize regional tourism for 'Living with COVID-19'
Local governments are moving fast to revitalize regional tourism and economies that have become stagnant amid the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic, in line with the government's move to shift to a “Living with COVID-19” phase early next month.
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