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Reporter : Jung Da-hyun
Sun, February 25, 2024 | 23:45
Environment ministry considers flexible work system to tackle heavy fine dust days
A flexible work system, including telecommuting or taking leave on days with high concentrations of fine dust, may be implemented starting this March, according to the environment ministry, Thursday.
Battling heavy snowfall
A snowplow clears snow from a road at Daegwallyeong Pass in Gangneung, Gangwon Province, as the region saw 30 centimeters of snowfall, Wednesday. Gangwon Province and the northern area of North Gyeongsang Province are bracing for up to 60 centimeters of snowfall by Thursday, according to the Korea Meteorological Administration. Yonhap
Seoul introduces discount on unlimited transit pass for young people
The Seoul Metropolitan Government is set to introduce a new discounted option for its unlimited transit pass, starting Saturday.
Local governments look to international schools amid declining population
Local governments have set their sights on establishing international schools as a strategy to counter the challenges caused by low birthrates in the nation as people are being drawn to bigger metropolitan areas, such as Seoul and Gyeonggi Province.
Gangwon governor says 4-day workweek will revitalize province
Gangwon Province Gov. Kim Jin-tae emphasized the potential benefits of implementing a four-day workweek, saying it could boost workers' productivity by allowing them to engage in more recreational activities.
Patient safety at risk as junior doctors resign en masse
Hospitals across the country were plunged into chaos, as surgeries were delayed and appointments canceled, following the resignation of 6,415 junior doctors by Tuesday to protest the government's plan to increase medical school admissions quotas.
First local government-run language institute opens in North Gyeongsang Province
North Gyeongsang Province has founded a language institute to help international students and foreign workers integrate with the region through Korean language education. This marks the first instance of a local government independently establishing a language institute.
Tensions between doctors, government reach crescendo
Tensions are high as trainee doctors have been planning mass resignations until Monday over the government's plan to increase the quota for medical students.
Oldest elephant in Korea dies at 59
Sakura, the oldest elephant in Korea, died, Tuesday, at the age of 59, equivalent to over 90 in human years.
1 in 6 elementary schools in Seoul to have fewer than 40 students per grade by 2028
Amid Korea's rapidly declining birthrate, one out of six elementary schools in Seoul is projected to have fewer than 40 students in each grade in four years' time, Seoul's education office said, Thursday.
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