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Reporter : Lee Hyo-jin
Tue, November 29, 2022 | 15:51
Super typhoon Hinnamnor forecast to hit Jeju Island early next week
Typhoon Hinnamnor, the strongest tropical storm this year so far, is expected to hit the southern regions of the Korean Peninsula early next week, according to the Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA), Thursday. Hinnamnor, the 11th typhoon of this season, was traveling at a speed of 27 kilometers per hour over waters some 360 kilometers southwest of Okinawa, Japan, as of...
K-water celebrates launch of new floating solar panel cluster
The state-run Korea Water Resources Corporation (K-water) has completed construction of a new floating solar photovoltaic cluster at Chungju Dam in North Chungcheong Province, as part of its effort to promote eco-friendly hydropower technology.
Birthrate among multicultural families also falling
Multicultural families in Korea are having fewer children due apparently to difficulties in raising children here. The number of students from multicultural backgrounds in Korea's schools has been continuously growing over the past decade, but the trend may end in the coming years, as more families are opting out of parenthood, according to government data.
Korea likely to see 'twindemic' in upcoming flu season
A “twindemic” - a severe flu season occurring at the same time as an increase in coronavirus cases, possibly overwhelming healthcare systems - is likely to occur in Korea this coming flu season, according to local medical experts, amounting to a worrisome scenario. Influenza, commonly known as the flu, is a contagious respiratory disease caused by a family of viruses that inf...
Supreme Court justice nominee supports abolishment of death penalty
Supreme Court justice nominee Oh Seok-joon viewed that the death penalty should be abolished in the long term, saying that he personally does not support the practice in which “the state deprives an individual's right to life.”
Will planned taxi fare hike resolve driver shortage?
In recent months, residents in Seoul and other metropolitan areas have been struggling to catch a taxi home at night mainly due to an imbalance in demand and supply resulting from a severe shortage of drivers. In a bid to tackle the “cab-catching war,” the Seoul Metropolitan Government is reviewing various measures including a fare hike, hoping to get drivers back at the whee...
First lady's fan club faces mounting pressure to shut down
A fan club of first lady Kim Keon-hee has been facing growing pressure from politicians to be closed down. Such calls came from within the ruling People Power Party (PPP) after the fan club became mired in yet another controversy involving leaks of confidential information about President Yoon Suk-yeol's schedule.
Korea mulls lifting pre-departure COVID-19 tests for inbound travelers
The government is reviewing whether to lift COVID-19 testing regulations for inbound travelers in response to calls from the tourism industry and businesses to drop the stringent border control measure that now remains in only a few countries. Under current measures, all travelers, regardless of their vaccination history and nationality, must submit the results of a PCR test ...
Surgeon shortage raises red flag
Korea is considered an advanced country when it comes to the provision of healthcare services, as essential medical services are offered at relatively affordable prices thanks to the nation's solid state-run medical insurance system. But the recent death of a nurse working at one of the biggest hospitals in the country has revealed a serious vacuum in the medical system due t...
Gov't seeks to apply stricter health insurance criteria on foreigners
The government plans to apply stricter standards on National Health Insurance Service (NHIS) coverage of foreign residents' dependents, hoping to control expenditures by the public health insurance system.
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