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Parents divided over mandatory at-home tests for young students
Parents showed mixed reactions to the fact that the education ministry is mulling over requiring kindergarteners and elementary students to take rapid antigen COVID-19 tests at home twice a week before going to school, starting from next month.
Local municipalities use AI robots to improve care for elderly
Han Hyun-soon, 74, who lives in a rural area of Goesan, North Chungcheong Province, recently met a new friend. Her new friend is a doll, which looks like an ordinary stuffed toy for kids. Han said she has been enjoying her companionship with the doll ever since she got it in January.
Better protection needed for students in high-risk groups: experts
Concerns are growing over possible COVID-19 infections among students in high-risk groups, such as those with underlying disease and those who are unvaccinated ahead of the beginning of spring semester as the highly transmissible COVID-19 Omicron variant has continued to spread rapidly across the country. Although the Ministry of Education (MOE) recently issued revised quaran...
Calls grow for punishment of sadistic cat killer
The police said, Sunday, that they have launched a probe into a man who allegedly brutally burned and killed a stray cat. According to the Gangnam Police Station in Seoul, the man, who uploaded a video of the abuse and killing of a cat to online community DC Inside, is being investigated for having violated the Animal Protection Act.
Ulsan parents protest Afghan evacuees' settlement in local schools
Parents of Seoboo Elementary School in Ulsan, stage a rally in the schoolyard, Wednesday. Newsis Presence of Afghan evacuees divides southern industrial city By Bahk Eun-jiLast year, 391 Afghans, who had been designated by the Korean government as “special c...
Teachers, parents disagree over gov't leaving quarantine management up to schools
Teachers and parents are showing mixed responses to the education ministry's new guidelines. The new guidelines leave the decision of whether to hold in-person or online classes for the spring semester up to the school.
Cashing in on 'fake news'
In a video uploaded on YouTube on Feb. 5, a young man in a black mask expressed his condolences at the death of a female YouTuber named Cho Jang-mi, who was found dead last week at her home. The masked YouTuber, known as “PPKKa” with 1.21 million subscribers, came under fire after Cho's death. He was singled out as the party who started spreading rumors about Cho, which alleg...
Seoul mayor stands firm on cutting budget for 'questionable' civic groups
Seoul Mayor Oh Se-hoon speaks during a press briefing at city hall, Monday. YonhapBy Bahk Eun-jiSeoul Mayor Oh Se-hoon vowed that he would continue his thorough review of the city government's financial support for civic groups and make cuts where necessary, as he has maintained the city has misspent its budget for the last decade when his predecessor, Park Won-soon, was in p...
Criticism mounts of Nth room leader's blog
Criticism is mounting of Cho Ju-bin, the mastermind of a notorious online sex blackmail ring, who was sentenced to 42 years in prison.
Soaring use of self-test kit sparks concerns over underreporting of COVID-19 cases
Concerns are growing over whether rapid antigen tests will deal with the Omicron-fueled COVID-19 pandemic effectively, as they are feared to yield false-negative or false-positive results. Since Thursday, the country has allowed only hospitals and medical clinics to conduct rapid antigen testing. Under the new system, only those who test positive in a rapid test are able to r...
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