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Sat, October 8, 2022 | 07:10
Vietnamese visitor to Itaewon club 'Queen' tests positive for coronavirus
A Vietnamese worker in Gwangju, Gyeonggi Province, has tested positive for COVID-19 after visiting the club “Queen” in Seoul's popular multicultural neighborhood of Itaewon on May 1. The man, 32, whose identity is being withheld, took a coronavirus test in Bucheon, where his friend lives, on May 15 after showing flu-like symptoms, the city government said Sunday. He is being ...
World Taekwondo chief calls for solidarity against COVID-19 at first online council meeting
World Taekwondo (WT) President Choue Chung-won has offered condolences for everyone affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, calling for global solidarity to beat the crisis. “This pandemic has really changed our lives,” he said during WT's first online extraordinary council meeting Wednesday. “I sincerely pray that we continue to be healthy and safe. Our thoughts are with all thos...
Masks to be required for all Seoul subway passengers during rush hour
Starting May 13, everyone will be required to wear face masks in Seoul subway trains during rush hour. According to the Seoul city government Monday, people who are not wearing masks may be denied boarding at ticket barriers when the trains are crowded. Those who are rejected can buy masks at vending machines or convenience stores at stations.
Yoido Full Gospel Church cautiously resumes on-site services [PHOTOS]
Christians wearing face masks attend a service at the Yoido Full Gospel Church in Seoul, Sunday, May 10, 2020. In a speech on the same day, President Moon Jae-in urged all citizens to "go back to normal" while staying cautious about the risks of coronavirus infections.
Foreigners to face heavier fines for violating quarantine rules
Foreigners in Korea will face heavier fines for violating coronavirus quarantine rules. The Ministry of Justice said Monday that it will revise enforcement regulations to raise fines to 3 million won ($2,500) from 500,000 won this month for first-time violators of mandatory 14-day quarantine. Second- and third-time violators will face fines of 5 million and 10 million won, re...
Two-minute COVID-19 antibody test kit set to hit market
A Korean company's rapid antibody test kit for COVID-19, which can deliver results in just two minutes, is ready for mass production. An official at EDGC HealthCare, a company known for its COVID-19 detection kit (DiaPlexQ), told The Korea Times Friday that its antibody test kit (COVID-19 IgM/IgG) recently attained CE marking, a certification that demonstrates conformity with...
EDGC HealthCare exports COVID-19 detection kits to Colorado
EDGC HealthCare, a subsidiary of Korean genome sequencing company EDGC, is planning to export more COVID-19 detection kits to Colorado this month. An EDGC Healthcare official told The Korea Times Thursday that the U.S. state will import its detection kits, DiaPlexQ, for 200,000 tests over the next two months after its initial purchase of 100,000 tests last month. The deal com...
Fire engulfs Gimpo recycling plant [PHOTOS]
Firefighters extinguish the blaze at the recycling facility in Gimpo, Gyeonggi Province, Thursday. About 90 firefighters were deployed to put out the fire that occurred about 9:10 a.m. and injured one person.
International governing bodies of taekwondo and powerboating vow to promote human rights through sports
The international governing bodies of taekwondo and powerboating signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Taekwondo Humanitarian Foundation (THF) Wednesday to promote human rights and world peace through sports. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, World Taekwondo (WT) and THF President Choue Chung-won and Union Internationale Motonautique (UIM) President Raffaele Chiu...
Preparing for baseball season opening amid pandemic [PHOTOS]
A health official sanitizes seats at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul, Monday, a day before the start of the 2020 Korea Baseball Organization season. The original opening day of March 28 was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.