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Reporter : Lee Hyo-jin
Tue, July 5, 2022 | 21:35
Supporters overwhelm opponents at pardoned ex-president's homecoming
DAEGU - It was a day of excitement for Dalseong County in the southeastern city of Daegu, March 24, when former conservative President Park Geun-hye settled at her new home, after spending nearly five years in prison. From early morning, thousands of loyal supporters of Park, who still believe that she is the nation's leader, gathered in front of her new residence, located in...
Traditional Korean medicine practitioners excluded from pandemic response scheme
Despite their willingness to participate in the battle against the COVID-19, traditional Korean medicine practitioners are struggling to find their place in the pandemic response scheme, which is dominated by their Western medicine counterparts.
Universities feel pinch over 1-year ban on recruiting foreign students
The increasing number of international students in Korea who have been overstaying their student visas has been emerging as a major headache for provincial universities, many of which have been slapped with one-year bans on recruiting new students from overseas.
Has Omicron wave crested in Korea?
The peak of the Omicron wave in Korea may have passed, according to the health ministry, with daily new infections showing signs of slowing down. But concerns linger over another upsurge as the BA.2 sub-variant of Omicron has been increasing its presence here amid eased social distancing rules.
Afghan children in Ulsan to start school on Monday
Afghan children in Ulsan, who have not been able to attend school yet due to fierce protests from some Korean parents, will finally begin their school life on Monday, according to the local education office, Friday.
Gov't mulls lowering infectious disease level of COVID-19
The government is reviewing whether to lower the infectious disease level of COVID-19, two years after the coronavirus was designated at “Level 1,” the highest level in its four-tier system, public health authorities said Friday. While the health authorities say downgrading the level would enable the more effective use of medical resources, medical experts view the move as pr...
Policy missteps, population density cause worst Omicron wave in Korea: experts
The country's numbers of daily new COVID-19 infections, critical cases and deaths are ballooning to unprecedented levels as Korea enters the peak of the Omicron wave. The number of daily new infections for Wednesday hit an all-time high at 621,328, a 55-percent jump from 400,741 the previous day, according to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA). The agency ...
Romanian nun awarded Korean citizenship for helping migrants, refugees
Romanian nun, Sister Cristina Evelina Gal, has been awarded with Korean citizenship after her 15 years of dedication to supporting immigrants and refugees in the country.
Ukrainians in Korea devastated by war-torn homeland
It was around midday on Feb. 24, when 23-year-old Kostiantyn Kozoriz, a Ukrainian resident in Seoul, saw on live broadcasts how Kyiv, the capital of his homeland, was being bombarded by Russian forces.
'Less lethal' Omicron leads to record-high deaths, critical cases
Korea is grappling with record-high deaths and critical cases due to the sheer volume of new infections fueled by the fast-spreading Omicron variant, although the variant has been found to be less lethal than previous variants of the coronavirus. According to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA), the country reported 309,790 new infections for Sunday, raisin...
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