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Fri, June 9, 2023 | 10:53
58% of Koreans oppose 'anti-disaster basic income,' poll shows
Nearly 60 percent of Koreans say they oppose introducing a universal basic income in response to the economic shock of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to a survey conducted on Friday by Embrain Public, a local pollster, 57.6 percent of those questioned said they were against giving every citizen 1 million won ($830), while 39.8 percent said they were in favor. The rest (2.6 ...
Coronavirus: WHO to blame and lessons learned
World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus gestures during a daily press briefing on COVID-19 coronavirus at the WHO headquarters in Geneva, March 6, 2020. AFP By Hakim Djaballah ...
1,500 undocumented Chinese flee Jeju amid virus fears
Nearly 1,500 undocumented Chinese have fled the Korean island of Jeju in the past six weeks amid coronavirus fears. According to the Jeju Immigration Office Tuesday, 1,492 Chinese nationals without valid visas had applied to leave the island between Feb. 1 and March 8. But so far, only 818 have returned because most airlines had suspended services there. The rest are now wait...
Yoido Full Gospel Church adapts to coronavirus crisis
The main building of Yoido Full Gospel Church, which is usually jam-packed with worshippers every Sunday, was oddly quiet this week. When senior pastor Lee Young-hoon was preaching a sermon, only a handful of church officials were present - wearing masks. It was the second Sunday after the country's largest Protestant church - with more than 500,000 members - decided to suspe...
World Taekwondo chief honored at UIM Awards
World Taekwondo (WT) President Choue Chung-won has been honored with a prestigious award for his dedication to taekwondo and peace-making efforts through the sport. According to the global governing body for taekwondo, Choue received the Stefano Casiraghi Memorial Award at the Union Internationale Motonautique (UIM) Awards Giving Ceremony in Lausanne, Saturday (local time).
Gov't denies sending face masks to North Korea
The government has denied allegations that it provided North Korea with face masks to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. “The government has not provided any masks to North Korea, nor has any nongovernmental organization sought permission from the government to send masks to help the North,” Yoh Sang-key, a spokesman for the Ministry of Unification, said Thursday.
Coronavirus: Hong Kong dog believed to be first case of human-to-animal transmission
A pet dog in Hong Kong has contracted COVID-19 from its owner in what could be the first known human-to-animal transmission, local health authorities said Wednesday. The Pomeranian is now under quarantine after repeated tests confirmed a “low-level infection” of the virus, though it shows no symptoms of the disease, a spokesman for Hong Kong's Agriculture, Fisheries and Conse...
Two USFK dependents test positive for COVID-19
Two United States Forces Korea (USFK) dependents in Daegu have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the number of USFK-related infections to six. The fifth patient, a dependent of a USFK service member, has not been in contact with any other USFK-affiliated person since going into self-quarantine on Feb. 26.
Foreigners accuse Daegu of scapegoating them for virus spread
Foreigners are up in arms for the Daegu city government's “racist” Facebook post. The controversy emerged after the Daegu Metropolitan Government's official English-language Facebook page said Monday that organizers of the 2020 Daegu Lantern Festival will “restrict foreigners' admission due to prevention for COVID-19 spreading.” The comment comes as the government struggles t...
Philippines partially lifts travel ban to Korea
The Philippines is lifting a travel ban to Korea, only a week after imposing it over coronavirus concerns. According to Korea's Ministry of Foreign Affairs Tuesday, Philippines citizens are now allowed to visit Korea, except for North Gyeongsang Province, including Daegu - the hardest hit areas. Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo said the Inter-agency Task Force on Eme...