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Reporter : Jung Min-ho
Thu, October 6, 2022 | 06:40
Gov't extends visas for 18,000 foreign workers amid COVID-19 pandemic
The government has extended visas for more than 18,000 foreign workers as employers here are struggling to replace them due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Ministry of Employment and Labor said Tuesday that the 50-day extension will apply to 18,508 foreign workers under the Employment Permit System (EPS) - most in labor-intensive industries - whose visas are set to expire in...
Doctor jailed for killing baby who 'burst out crying' during abortion
An obstetrician has been sentenced to three years and six months in prison for killing a baby who “burst out crying” during abortion procedures. The Seoul Central District Court on Friday convicted the doctor, 65, surnamed Yun, of killing a 34-week-old baby and suspended Yun's medical license for three years.
School resumes classes without students [PHOTOS]
In an unprecedented plan, middle schools and high schools in Korea have opened online as students stay home to avoid the coronavirus.
Hugs, tears of joy after end of Wuhan lockdown [PHOTOS]
Medical workers hug at the Wuhan Tianhe International Airport after travel restrictions on leaving Wuhan, the capital of Hubei Province and China's epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak, were lifted on April 8.
Scam alert: Beware of fake Korean masks
Watch out for scammers who are trying to rip you off with fake Korean masks. According to the Hankook Ilbo, sister paper of The Korea Times, scammers in Southeast Asia are selling fake Korean masks at a time when good-quality masks are difficult to find because of the COVID-19 pandemic. On the surface, it may look just like a famous Korean product with a KF94 filter - but wha...
Gov't considers temporarily lifting coronavirus self-isolation rules on poll day
The government is considering temporarily lifting coronavirus self-isolation measures on voting day. The National Election Commission (NEC) said Tuesday it has been talks with relevant ministries to make it possible for those who are quarantining themselves because of COVID-19 to vote in parliamentary elections on April 15. One option the NEC is considering is allowing those ...
Korea deports Taiwanese woman for refusing to stay at quarantine facility
Korea has deported a Taiwanese woman for refusing to stay at a quarantine facility. According to the Ministry of Justice Monday, the woman, whose identity is being withheld, was deported late on Sunday after refusing to pay for a government-designated quarantine facility. This is the first time the government has deported a foreigner for violating the self-isolation rule over...
Researchers in Australia discover anti-parasite drug can kill coronavirus
Researchers in Australia have found that an anti-parasitic drug can kill COVID-19 in a lab. In a study published Friday, scientists at Monash University in Melbourne say one dose of Ivermectin, which is available around the world, was found to halt SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) from growing in cell culture within 48 hours. “We found that even a single dose could...
Biggest full moon of 2020 on show Tuesday
The biggest and brightest full moon of the year is set to appear Tuesday (KST). According to the Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI), the supermoon will be visible between Tuesday evening and dawn Wednesday before it reaches its maximum size at 11:35 a.m. Wednesday. A supermoon occurs when the moon moves closest to Earth in its elliptical orbit while in its “fu...
Eight foreigners denied entry for refusing to follow self-isolation rule
Eight foreigners have been denied entry to Korea for refusing to comply with the country's mandatory self-isolation rule. The Ministry of Justice said Thursday that it returned eight foreigners to their countries after they refused to follow its coronavirus containment measure. The rule, which came into force April 1, requires all people arriving in Korea from overseas to qua...