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Reporter : Bahk Eun-ji
Tue, November 29, 2022 | 16:43
Annual lantern festival lights up downtown Seoul
The Seoul Lantern Festival kicked off on Nov. 26 to light up the city center with more than 80 paper lanterns over Cheonggye Stream, for a 10-day run through Dec. 5, according to the Seoul Metropolitan Government and the Seoul Tourism Organization (STO).
Korea limits vaccine passes to 6-month validity
The government said Monday that its COVID-19 vaccination certificate will expire six months after secondary inoculation so as to encourage more people to get booster shots, while patients will be placed in home treatment unless their condition is serious enough to be hospitalized. The health authorities added that the country will not move to a second phase of “Living with CO...
Fear grows over new variant stronger than Delta
Concerns are growing over the possible spread of a new COVID-19 variant here, following rapid overseas transmission of the Omicron mutation which is believed to be stronger than the currently dominant Delta strain. Although its potential threat is yet to be determined compared with other strains, experts are urging the government to take as strong measures as possible to prev...
Concerns over COVID infection growing among pregnant women
Concerns are growing among pregnant woman nationwide over whether to receive COVID-19 vaccine or not following the death of a fetus which is presumed to be due to infection from the coronavirus transmitted by the mother. According to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA), the mother, who had not been vaccinated, tested positive Nov. 18, and delivered a stillb...
Namseoul University introduces nation's first IBEC course
Namseoul University has been operating a broad range of programs to achieve the goal of cultivating talented global citizens equipped with skills that transcend national borders. A global dual degree program, which allows students to acquire a degree jointly from Namseoul and one of seven foreign universities in six countries - the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Ne...
Gov't urged to initiate emergency brake on 'Living with COVID-19' scheme
Experts are calling on the government to revert to its contingency plan, which it had said it would initiate if the risk level from the COVID-19 pandemic became higher, saying the situation will only get worse if the current eased social distancing regulations for the “Living with COVID-19” plan continue. The government, however, is just repeating it is reviewing the necessit...
Seoul City cuts budget for fight against climate crisis
Seoul Mayor Oh Se-hoon has vowed to make the capital become a carbon-neutral city that achieves net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, and said the city government will exert all efforts to achieve the goal. However, the Seoul Metropolitan Government has slashed a large portion of its 2022 budget for environmental protection and its fight against climate change.
Decision on teen vaccine pass to be made next week
The Ministry of Education plans to discuss whether to implement a “vaccine pass” system for teenagers under 18.The vaccine pass system requires people visiting multi-use facilities such as PC rooms, movie theaters and karaoke rooms to be fully vaccinated or have a negative COVID-19 test result.
Gov't criticized over lack of planning on critical cases
The government's lack of measures to deal with the fallout from its eased antivirus restrictions under the “Living with COVID-19” plan has prompted confusion in the medical field. In particular, critics point out that indicators for evaluating the risk of COVID-19 do not properly reflect how bad the coronavirus situation is.
Justice Party's candidate meets young women
Sim Sang-jeung, center, the presidential candidate of the progressive minor opposition Justice Party, speaks during a talk show with young women in their 20s at U-Plex in Seoul, Thursday. Sim and other participants talked about various factors that make young women's lives difficult. Yonhap
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