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Reporter : Jun Ji-hye
Thu, March 23, 2023 | 10:11
Free COVID-19 boosters to be offered once this year
The government will provide bivalent COVID-19 booster shots one time this year. Anyone aged over 12 can receive the injection for free, the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) announced, Wednesday.
Kangbuk Samsung Hospital to carry out medical system improvement project in Nepal
Kangbuk Samsung Hospital has been selected by the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) to carry out a project on improving the medical infrastructure and health standards of the underprivileged in vulnerable areas of Nepal's Bhaktapur. The hospital said Wednesday that it will carry out a variety of social contribution activities in the country over the next five yea...
Campaign launched to promote equal treatment for multicultural families
The National Assembly Sunfull Committee, together with the Sunfull Foundation, will hold a ceremony at the National Assembly next Monday to launch a campaign promoting equal treatment for multicultural families and ethnic groups living in Korea. Called Respect for Multicultural Families and All Ethnic Groups in Korea, the campaign is also aimed at informing the public of the ...
Childcare centers, academies returning to pre-pandemic normality
Childcare centers and private tutoring academies are getting closer to a return to pre-pandemic normality, as most COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted in Korea including the mask mandate on public transportation amid an overall downtrend in infections. According to the Ministry of Health and Welfare, Tuesday, COVID-19 guidelines for childcare centers were eased starting Mo...
Commuters still wear masks despite end of mask mandate on public transportation
Most people kept wearing their face masks on buses and the subway, Monday, although the mask mandate for public transportation came to an end starting at midnight. Coincidentally, the worst levels of ultrafine dust affected the country, also Monday, offering people yet another reason to remain masked up.
Public officials reluctant to dine with coworkers
Public officials of all ages appear reluctant to engage in team lunches, according to a research report published by the Korea Institute of Public Administration, Sunday. The Institute surveyed 1,021 public officials of various ages from May to June last year.
Koreans wish to work less than 40 hours per week: survey
While the government has been pushing to extend a mandatory 52-hour cap on the country's 40-hour basic workweek, a recent survey showed that people actually wish to work less than 40 hours per week. The Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs (KIHASA) unveiled the results of its survey on work-life balance, Sunday, after interviewing 22,000 people aged between 19 and 59...
Revelations from Chun Doo-hwan's grandson cause stir
The recent revelations made by the late former authoritarian leader Chun Doo-hwan's grandson are causing a stir as he said he and his family members have enjoyed an extravagant lifestyle thanks to huge slush funds. The former dictator died at age 90 of chronic ailments in November 2021, having never paid back the bulk of the forfeiture related to his treason and bribery convi...
Promising boxer from Ukraine dreams of representing Korea
Gimhae City in South Gyeongsang Province is pushing for special naturalization of a teenage boxer from Ukraine who has moved to Korea after Russia began its invasion of his home country last year. Anatolii Yem entered Korea in March last year - a month after the outbreak of the war - to live with his parents who had already moved to Korea for work.
Korea to lift mask mandate on public transportation starting Monday
The government has decided to lift the mask mandate on public transportation, including buses, subways and airplanes, starting Monday as the COVID-19 situation continues to stabilize, health authorities said Wednesday.
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