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Reporter : Jung Min-ho
Fri, December 9, 2022 | 17:39
Korea proves elections can be safely held despite pandemic
While many countries are still under some form of movement restriction to slow the spread of COVID-19, Korea has proved that elections can be safely held despite the global pandemic. For three days - April 10, 11 and 15 - 29,128,040 people, or 66.2 percent of eligible voters, cast their ballots across the country. Meanwhile, daily new virus cases remained under 50. To protect...
Parties react to exit polls [PHOTOS]
Members of the ruling Democratic Party of Korea applaud at National Assembly, Wednesday, after exit polls predicted the party's landslide win in the general election.
Election campaign leader defends North Korean defector who became millionaire in South Korea
The main opposition party's election campaign leader has defended Thae Yong-ho, a former North Korean diplomat and defector, after the ruling party attacked him for his privileged life ahead of Wednesday's general elections. “Thae has accumulated his wealth through lawful means; he gave many lectures and wrote a book that became a bestseller,” Park Hyung-joon, co-chair of the...
China censors research on coronavirus origins
China's government censors research on the origins of the coronavirus pandemic, which has so far killed nearly 120,000 people around the world. According to a cached version of the notice from China University of Geosciences in Wuhan, where COVID-19 was first reported in December, all studies now must be approved by the Ministry of Science and Technology before publication. “...
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 ...
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