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Reporter : Lee Hae-rin
Sun, May 29, 2022 | 15:13
Gov't to accept both PCR and rapid antigen tests
The government has decided to temporarily accept rapid antigen test results by medical professionals to confirm COVID-19 infections without conducting PCR tests, as the number of daily cases surpass 350,000. The Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasure Headquarters announced Sunday that the positive results of rapid antigen tests conducted at medical facilities will be coun...
President-elect to receive head-of-state treatment
President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol will be treated almost the same as President Moon Jae-in in accordance with the law until he is sworn in as the next president on May 10.
First-time voters excited to cast their ballots, but concerned about caliber of candidates
“Going to the polls always seemed like the distant future, but the day has finally come. I'm excited that my vote will affect the election results and feel a sense of responsibility in taking part in the democratic decision-making process,” Oh Hae-eun, an 18-year-old university freshman from Yongin, Gyeonggi Province, told The Korea Times, Tuesday. Oh will vote for the first ...
Animal evacuation, sheltering guidelines needed for wildfires
Animal rights groups have rescued over 100 domestic and farm animals that had been left behind by their owners fleeing wildfires in Uljin, North Gyeongsang Province, raising the need for government guidelines on evacuating and sheltering animals amid disasters. Care, a domestic animal rights group, rescued over 10 dogs that were chained in yards or locked in slaughterhouses, ...
Korea, Africa seek to strengthen economic ties
Korea and African countries have come together to build stronger economic and diplomatic ties beyond the COVID-19 pandemic. Under the theme of “Strengthening Korea-Africa Partnership in the post-COVID19 Era,” the 5th Korea-Africa Forum was held on March 3 in Seoul. Foreign Minister Chung Eui-yong and ministerial-level officials from African Union (AU) member states - includin...
Candidates join campaign to use positive, respectful language
A number of presidential candidates running for the March 9 election have vowed to use positive and respectful language during the race.
COVID-19 daily cases surpass 200,000 as schools reopen
The nation's daily COVID-19 caseloads have set a new record again, reporting an all-time high of over 200,000 new infection cases, Wednesday. The figure soared 80,248 over the previous day's number. The spread of the Omicron variant is proving to be faster and more dramatic than the public health authorities had originally predicted.
Seoul's iconic cathedral feeding homeless in times of difficulties
At the heart of Seoul's bustling downtown core stands a 68-meter high Gothic-style steeple surrounded by skyscrapers. It's the historic Myeongdong Cathedral.
Indian embassy presents awards to video contest winners
Thirteen college students won video contest awards hosted by The Korea Times and the Embassy of India in Korea, Monday. Under the theme of “Diversity and Multiculturalism,” the event was held to celebrate India's 75th anniversary of independence.
'Stand by Ukraine': Embassies join campaign for Ukraine amid Russian invasion
Foreign diplomats in Korea have expressed their support for Ukraine by sending a message of solidarity following Russia's attack on the country.
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