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Reporter : Bahk Eun-ji
Thu, June 1, 2023 | 11:47
Home treatment feared to increase virus spread
The government's COVID-19 quarantine measure of home treatment for non-critical patients is feared to have increased infections among family members as well as the number of serious cases, health experts said Wednesday. This concern was raised as the country's daily new number of coronavirus cases soared to a record high of 7,175 for Tuesday, a sharp rise of 2,221 from the pr...
Opening of Jeju National Cemetery
Prime Minister Kim Boo-kyum speaks during an opening ceremony for Jeju National Cemetery, a new state cemetery for fallen national heroes including independence fighters and soldiers who died in the Korean War, on the southern island of Jeju, Wednesday. Yonhap
Protest against business restrictions
Self-employed people chant slogans during a rally near the National Assembly in Seoul, Wednesday, calling on the government to lift restrictions on their business hours and to provide better compensation for losses incurred due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Yonhap
Foreign professor flees while being investigated for embezzling research funds
A foreign professor at Seoul National University (SNU) fled to his home country while being investigated on suspicions of embezzling more than 100 million won ($84,638) in research funds. Investigators failed to impose an overseas travel ban on the academic while looking into the case.
Parents cry foul over 'forced' vaccination
Anxious parents are protesting the government's de facto “forcible” measure to get children aged between 12 and 17 vaccinated against COVID-19 through its extended vaccine pass program, which included cram schools and libraries in the list of public places subject to the program. They claim the measure infringes on children's right to learn, noting the policy lacks consistenc...
Gov't slammed for belatedly strengthening social distancing measures
The government has faced increasing criticism over its belated decision to re-impose strengthened social distancing measures in order to protect against the continued spread of COVID-19. The decision was made after the country's medical system almost reached its limit and the emergence of the Omicron variant here was confirmed. The government announced Friday that it would ag...
Community infections of Omicron variant looming large
The health authorities have gone into full alert after confirming cases of the Omicron variant of COVID-19, which is feared to be more transmissible than the prevalent Delta variant.
Strengthened response
New police officers undergo training to enhance their ability to deal with violent crime scenes, at the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency in Seoul, Wednesday. The police strengthened the training amid public criticism for bungled responses to a recent attempted murder case in Incheon. Yonhap
Winter charity event begins
First lady Kim Jung-sook, center, poses with other participants during a ceremony at Seoul Plaza, Wednesday, to launch an annual donation campaign for those living in financial poverty, organized by the Community Chest of Korea. The campaign continues nationwide through Jan. 31. Yonhap
Korea identifies 1st Omicron cases
Five cases of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 were reported in Korea, Wednesday, the first infections here by the variant which is believed to be more transmissible than the Delta variant and potentially resistant to current vaccines. The government said it would conduct genome sequencing on all people who test positive for COVID-19 after coming here from abroad to check for ...
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