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Fri, December 9, 2022 | 17:32
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...
Korean budget carrier Eastar Jet to lay off 750 employees
Eastar Jet, a Korean budget airline, plans to lay off 750 employees due to financial difficulties from the COVID-19 pandemic. According to industry sources Thursday, the company plans to lay off 45 percent of its 1,680 workers - to 930 - to keep the business afloat amid the crisis. The company is also in talks to reduce its fleet by 10 planes to 13.
Expats ask for universal basic income amid COVID-19 crisis
Foreign workers in Korea are asking for universal basic income amid the COVID-19 pandemic, saying excluding them from access to the benefit would be a violation of the United Nations human rights treaty. More than 10,000 people have signed a petition urging the central and local governments to provide financial support to everyone, including all tax-paying foreign workers “wh...
'There will be light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel'
The challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic is not only medical but also profoundly spiritual. With many people around the world suffering from the disease, some may wonder: where is God's love in this? David Yonggi Cho and Lee Young-hoon, two of the most influential Christian leaders in Korea and senior pastors of the Yoido Full Gospel Church, do not know the answer. However, the...
SolGent to export COVID-19 detection kits to US
SolGent, a subsidiary of Korean genome sequencing company EDGC, will export its COVID-19 detection kits to the United States, where cases have been soaring over the past few weeks. SolGent told The Korea Times Thursday that it has signed a letter of intent (LOI) with several U.S. states, including New York, California and Nevada, to sell its kits (DiaPlexQ) for 1 million test...
Teen confirmed to have COVID-19 after traveling around Jeju for five days
A woman, 19, was confirmed to have been infected with COVID-19 after traveling around Jeju Island for five days, authorities said Wednesday. According to the Jeju government, the woman and three other people, including her mother, arrived on Jeju March 20 and - despite her coronavirus symptoms - traveled around the island before being confirmed to have the disease at a Seoul ...
Deaths outnumber births in January
Korea reported more deaths than births for the third consecutive month in January. According to Statistics Korea Wednesday, 28,471 people died last month, up 4 percent from a year earlier. Meanwhile, the number of newborns decreased 11.6 percent to 26,818. The trend of more deaths than births started in November, with the government running out of policy ideas and - now with ...
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