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Reporter : Lee Hyo-jin
Wed, October 5, 2022 | 04:59
Omicron detected in 4 people administered with booster shots
Four people have tested positive for the Omicron variant, even after receiving COVID-19 booster shots, prompting concerns that the inoculations may not offer protection from the new strain where three doses were previously thought to be sufficient.
Migrant workers' rights groups stage rally demanding better treatment
Hundreds of migrant workers and local activists marched down the streets of central Seoul, Sunday, staging a rally calling for better working and living conditions and the eradication of discrimination. The event, co-organized by over 20 migrant workers' support groups including the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions, Social and Labor Affairs Committee of the Jogye Order of...
61 lawmakers awarded by Sunfull Foundation for using positive, respectful language
Sixty-one lawmakers were awarded by Sunfull Foundation for their use of positive language and words during legislative meetings, according to the foundation. The awards ceremony organized by the nonprofit anti-cyberbullying foundation took place at Seoul Garden Hotel, Thursday.
Fine dust blankets Seoul
The sky over central Seoul is clouded with fine dust, Thursday, when ultrafine dust concentration levels reached “bad” in most parts of the country. While the dust is expected to clear up in most regions by Friday, a cold wave is forecast to grip the nation, with Seoul's morning lows hitting minus 5 degrees Celsius. The cold spell will continue through Sunday. Yon...
Korea's COVID-19 crisis likely to persist despite stricter distancing curbs: experts
The government's latest social distancing measures, reintroduced in response to the country's worst ever COVID-19 crisis, may do little to contain the spread of the coronavirus by the year's end, according to medical experts. As the country continues to struggle with its biggest surge in infections since the pandemic outbreak, the Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasures H...
Korea halts 'return to normalcy' scheme
The government has decided to halt its “return to normalcy” plan and reinstate strong social distancing measures, as the country continues to grapple with its worst ever COVID-19 crisis. The decision comes about six weeks since the implementation of the pandemic exit plan, under which the country was expected to gradually return to normalcy with eased distancing restrictions....
Winners of Video Contest on Diversity and Multiculturalism announced
Thirteen college students have been selected as winners of a video contest hosted by The Korea Times and the Embassy of India in Korea to celebrate India's 75 years of independence. The theme of this year's contest was “Diversity and Multiculturalism.” Applicants were required to submit a short video clip addressing the topic, discussing ways to enhance diversity in society a...
Businesspeople and experts in Korea, Africa discuss cooperation
Businesspeople and experts from various fields in Korea and African countries discussed ways to boost economic, cultural and academic cooperation in a series of forums hosted by the Korea-Africa Foundation (KAF). The KAF is an affiliate of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs that aims to promote partnerships with African countries.
BTS' Jin's new song draws protests from Japanese internet users over 'East Sea'
A new song released by Jin of K-pop super band BTS has drawn protests from some Japanese internet users over the use of the words, “East Sea,” in its lyrics, referring to the waters between Korea and Japan. The two countries have long been at odds over the issue of the sea's name, with Korea using “East Sea” for the body of water, while Japan has been calling it, “Sea of Japa...
6 in 10 people pessimistic about COVID-19 home treatment: survey
Six out of 10 people negatively viewed home treatment for COVID-19 patients, a treatment strategy the government has largely expanded since late November to cope with a shortage of hospital beds.