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Reporter : Jun Ji-hye
Sun, November 27, 2022 | 05:08
Health authorities at crossroads over social distancing measures for Chuseok
Health authorities are agonizing over whether to ease restrictions on private gatherings, aimed at curbing COVID-19 infections, for the upcoming Chuseok holiday, to allow people to hold family gatherings during one of the nation's largest and most widely celebrated holidays. But concerns are also rising that eased rules may thwart the authorities' ongoing efforts to curb the ...
Atlas Air to establish maintenance facility at Incheon airport
Atlas Air has signed a memorandum of agreement with Sharp Technics K (STK), a Korean aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) company, and Incheon International Airport Corp. (IIAC) to enter into a joint venture with STK to develop a dedicated MRO facility at Incheon airport. Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, which owns the New York-based cargo and passenger charter airlin...
Protest against operating room CCTV bill
Lee Pil-soo, president of the Korean Medical Association, stages a protest in front of the National Assembly, Monday, against the Assembly's move to pass a bill that requires the installation of surveillance cameras in hospital operating rooms. A group of liberal ruling Democratic Party of Korea lawmakers proposed the bill, citing the growing need to provide protection to pat...
Jincheon praised for housing Afghan evacuees
Jincheon County located in North Chungcheong Province is receiving applause from people across the country for housing hundreds of Afghans who were evacuated from their homeland, which has been overrun by the Taliban. As a means to express their respect for the county's acceptance of the Afghan evacuees, many people have been flocking to its online shopping mall, which sells ...
Korea allows vaccinations for pregnant women in 4th quarter
Korea is planning to begin administering COVID-19 vaccines to pregnant women and minors aged between 12 and 17 in the fourth quarter of the year, amid the continued spread of the highly contagious Delta variant of the coronavirus. “After having gone through consolation with experts, we are aiming to begin administering vaccine shots to pregnant women and those aged between 12...
Miraculous evacuation operation overshadowed by justice ministry's bureaucracy
Korea's evacuation mission, which airlifted a total of 390 Afghans seeking refuge from the Taliban in their homeland, has been completed. However, the successful operation, hailed by many - including international media outlets - has been tarnished by the Ministry of Justice's apparent emphasis on performing excessive ceremonies. Under the mission, named “Operation Miracle,” ...
Criticism of 'fake news' bill rises within ruling party
The ruling liberal Democratic Party of Korea's (DPK) unilateral move to pass a controversial bill aimed at imposing punitive damages on what it calls “fake news” is facing criticism even from its own members, with concerns being raised that the bill could hamper the media's role in holding political or economic power in check. The DPK, which holds a majority of National Assem...
The Mariana Islands extends travel bubble benefits with Korea through December
The Marianas Visitors Authority (MVA) Board of Directors has decided to extend subsidies and benefits given to travel companies and tourists participating in the travel bubble program with Korea until the end of December, in a bid to attract more visitors from Korea.
Protest against 'fake news' bill
Yoon Chang-hyun, head of the National Union of Media Workers, speaks in front of the National Assembly in Seoul, Tuesday, during a protest against the ruling Democratic Party of Korea's move to pass a controversial media bill aimed at sharply increasing punishment for what it calls “fake news.” The ruling party, which holds a majority of Assembly seats, is moving ...
Country to put carbon-neutrality into law
Korea will become the 14th country that cements its goal of achieving carbon neutrality into law, once a bill aimed at cutting emissions in 2030 by 35 percent or more from 2018 levels is passed at the National Assembly's plenary session, scheduled for Wednesday, Environment Minister Han Jeoung-ae said Tuesday. Minister Han said during a media conference, that through the pass...
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