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Reporter : Lee Hyo-jin
Thu, May 26, 2022 | 20:08
Number of students from multicultural backgrounds tops 160,000
The number of students from multicultural backgrounds in Korea steadily increased to reach over 160,000 last year, according to government data.
Concerns rise over post-holiday surge in COVID-19 cases
Concerns are rising over a potential upsurge of COVID-19 infections following the Lunar New Year holiday, with the current Omicron-led wave of infections showing no signs of abating here. The long weekend which ran from Jan. 31 through Wednesday, during which millions of people traveled across the country to visit their families, is feared to have fueled the spread of the cor...
A closer look at COVID-19 home treatment in Korea
ANSEONG, Gyeonggi Province - “How are you feeling today? Are you still coughing badly?” asks a hospital nurse who is on the phone with a COVID-19 patient at home.
Leaving for Lunar New Year
The domestic departures hall at Gimpo International Airport is crowded with travelers waiting in line, Thursday morning, ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday, which runs from Saturday until next Wednesday. Millions of people are expected to travel across the country to visit their families during the long weekend. Yonhap
Experts call for easing age limit for antiviral pills, aggressive testing to flatten COVID-19 curve
Korea is grappling with its worst COVID-19 crisis yet, driven by the highly transmissible Omicron variant that is sweeping the country. The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) reported 14,518 new infections for Wednesday, breaking the all-time high of 13,012 set the previous day. The figure has doubled in a week. The public health authorities predict that the d...
Omicron surge sparks distrust in vaccine
Korea saw the number of daily coronavirus infections surpass 10,000 for the first time since the outbreak of the pandemic, driven up by the highly transmissible Omicron variant. The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) said Tuesday's tally stood at 13,012, including 12,743 local transmissions, breaking the all-time record of 8,571 daily infections set the previo...
Over 100 dogs rescued from dog meat farms find new homes in US, Canada
INCHEON - Russell the dog was once destined to be food, as he was locked up in a dirty wire cage on a dog meat farm in Jeonju, North Jeolla Province. But his fate changed after being rescued last October, and he was put on a flight bound for Toronto in search of a new family three months later. Russell is among the 110 canines that were rescued from dog meat farms across the ...
When will Korea see its first xenotransplantation surgery?
A recent series of successful pig-to-human organ transplants performed by U.S. surgeons have set a major milestone in the history of medicine, bringing Koreans' attention to when the country might be able to see its first xenotransplantation surgery. On Jan. 7, surgeons at the University of Maryland School of Medicine conducted the transplant of a genetically modified pig hea...
Omicron set to become dominant strain this week
The government has expanded home treatment of COVID-19 patients to those infected with the Omicron variant starting Wednesday. The move comes as the country braces for a fresh wave of infections involving the highly contagious variant which is expected to become the dominant strain within this week. The authorities have also urged foreign residents to receive booster shots, a...
Vaccine pass at large retailers lifted
The government has made a U-turn over the enforcement of COVID-19 vaccine passes at large retailers and malls in the wake of a court ruling ordering the suspension of the vaccine mandate at the facilities. The Ministry of Health and Welfare announced Monday that the vaccine pass on six types of multiuse facilities - large retailers and department stores, study rooms, museums,...
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