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Reporter : Lee Hyo-jin
Wed, October 5, 2022 | 05:19
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...
Afghan children find it hard to adapt to life in Ulsan
ULSAN - While students of Seoboo elementary school in Ulsan headed to classes on the first day of the spring semester on March 2, 9-year-old Zainab from Afghanistan, who moved to the southeastern port city last month, had to stay at home. She asked her parents when she would be able to join her peers at school, but neither of them gave her a clear answer, which left the girl ...
Yoon finds sweeping support in ex-President Park's political hometown
President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol's landslide victory in Daegu and North Gyeongsang Province was somewhat surprising for many, considering his bitter relations with ex-president Park Geun-hye, whose political stronghold was Daegu.
Undeterred by worst COVID-19 wave, voters turn out to choose Korea's next president
Election Day has arrived in Korea amid the nation's worst COVID-19 wave yet, with the country reporting an all-time high of 342,446 daily new infections for Tuesday. But fear of infection did not stop Koreans from making their pick for who will lead the country for the next five years. While general voting began across 14,464 polling stations nationwide from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. ...
Next president to write new chapter in history
Regardless of who eventually emerges victorious in the presidential election on Wednesday, the next president is expected to open a new chapter in Korea's political history