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Fri, December 9, 2022 | 17:23
College official suspended for flirting with 40 Chinese students after stealing phone numbers
A Korea University official has been suspended for flirting with 40 international students after allegedly stealing their phone numbers from a database. According to police and Korea University, the man is being investigated for allegedly violating the personal information protection law after sending KakaoTalk messages like “I had a crush on you” to 40 Chinese students for s...
A 93-year-old woman recovers from COVID-19
A 93-year-old woman has recovered from COVID-19 - the oldest person to do so in Korea. According to the Gyeongsan city government Sunday, the woman was released from a Seoul medical facility Saturday after fully recovering from the coronavirus. The woman tested positive for COVID-19 on March 7 and was sent to the facility, where she received intensive care for 13 days. She is...
SolGent exports COVID-19 detection kits to Europe
SolGent, a subsidiary of Korean genome sequencing company EDGC, will export its COVID-19 detection kits (DiaPlexQ) to Europe after signing a deal with Synlab, an international medical diagnostics provider based in Germany. SolGent told The Korea Times Monday that it has signed a purchase contract with Synlab for 30,000 tests this week after attaining CE marking, a certificati...
'It was very painful': Teen survivor of COVID-19 shares her story
A teenager who has recovered from COVID-19 said she suffered “enormous pain” until all symptoms suddenly disappeared after 10 days. In a letter to the Hankook Ilbo, sister paper of The Korea Times, the woman, 18, surnamed Kim, who lives in Daegu, explains how she contracted the coronavirus and survived it. Kim said it started after speaking with a follower of Shincheonji, a s...
Expats caught ignoring anti-coronavirus directions to face deportation
The government said Thursday it will deport foreigners who do not comply with COVID-19 measures despite ...
Korean man attacked in Canada; motive still under investigation
The Korean Consulate General in Montreal has warned citizens in Canada after a Korean man was attacked for no reason in the city. The victim, 44, was stabbed in the upper body by a stranger while walking on Decarie Blvd. Sunday (local time), according to the Korean Consulate General Tuesday. The man was taken to a nearby hospital. His injuries are not life-threatening.
Philippines lifts deadline for foreigners to leave Luzon
The Philippine government has lifted a 72-hour deadline for foreigners to leave the country's main northern island - a measure that troubled 50,000 Korean residents there. Previously, the government asked foreign residents and travelers to leave Luzon, where the capital Manila is located, within 72 hours from Tuesday (local time) before suspending flights over coronavirus fea...
Suspects deny hiring hitman to kill Korean businessman in Philippines
Suspects in a 2015 contract killing case in the Philippines have denied charges of hiring a hitman to murder a Korean businessman. Speaking to a judge Tuesday before the official trial, lawyers for the two suspects, identified only by their surnames Kwon and Kim, said their clients had no motive for killing the victim, surnamed Park, who ran a hotel at Angeles in the northern...
Trump calls COVID-19 'Chinese virus'
U.S. President Donald Trump has branded COVID-19 the “Chinese virus,” deepening Washington-Beijing diplomatic tensions over the outbreak. After speaking about recession risks Monday afternoon (local time), Trump tweeted that “The United States will be powerfully supporting those industries, like airlines and others, that are particularly affected by the Chinese Virus. We will...
Korean woman killed in Malta car crash
A Korean woman has been killed when her car crashed off a cliff in northern Malta. According to the Korean Embassy in Italy Sunday (local time), the resident in Balzan, central Malta, was found dead after her rental car, a Citroen C1, went off the cliff into Birguma valley at around 8 a.m. Friday.
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