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Reporter : Jun Ji-hye
Thu, February 9, 2023 | 07:45
'Sightseeing flights' take passengers over Dokdo on Liberation Day
'Sightseeing flights' to the Dokdo islets were operated for the first time on Sunday, on the occasion of National Liberation Day marking the 76th anniversary of Korea's liberation from Japan's 1910-45 colonial rule.
Accelerated plan to fully vaccinate 70% of public by Oct. faces skepticism
President Moon Jae-in's assurance that 70 percent of South Korean people will have been fully vaccinated by October is facing public skepticism, as the supply of COVID-19 vaccines is still unstable and the participation rate of young people in the vaccination program has been lower than expected. President Moon made the comment, Sunday, during a ceremony to mark the nation's ...
Koreans unhappy with gov't quarantine policies
An increasing number of people are expressing distrust in, and complaints about, government policies to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, as they have failed to contain the surge of infections despite having been raised to the highest level in the Seoul metropolitan area for more than a month. The ongoing fourth wave of infections has spread from the capital region to other parts ...
Experts call for more work from home, suspensions of operation on facilities
Medical experts are calling on the government to overhaul its social distancing scheme to impose tougher antivirus measures in preparation for a more serious shortage of hospital beds for COVID-19 patients, as the ongoing fourth wave of the pandemic has been worsening day by day. The government has held in place the toughest level of its four-tier distancing system - level 4 ...
Award-winning bartender offers creative cocktails in comfortable atmosphere
Bartender Ahn Jun-hyeok, who leads the Gourmet Bar at the Novotel Ambassador Seoul Dongdaemun Hotels and Residences, has displayed his talent by taking part in various cocktail competitions, where he has always reached the top 10 in the rankings. He placed his name on the Diageo World Class Bartender Top 10 list in 2016, 2017 and 2019. He was also made the World Class Bartend...
Emirates offers complimentary pass to World Expo in Dubai
Emirates, the largest airline and flag carrier of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has launched an exclusive offer for customers to experience the World Expo, the largest event of its kind in the Middle East.
Seoul City, police warn of stern action against anti-Moon groups planning mass rally
Thirty-eight organizations, including an anti-President Moon Jae-in group led by conservative pastor Jun Kwang-hoon, have reported to police their plans for rallies in Seoul during the upcoming National Liberation Day long weekend, from Aug. 14 to 16, despite mounting concerns over the ongoing fourth wave of COVID-19 infections here. The Seoul Metropolitan Government and poli...
Pregnant women anxious over COVID-19 vaccinations
Pregnant women here are expressing anxiety over COVID-19 vaccinations, as the Korean government has yet to establish clear guidelines for them, at a time when new daily virus cases have remained above 1,000 for more than a month, with the spread of the highly contagious Delta variant of the coronavirus. Pregnant women are categorized as a high-risk group for COVID-19, as they...
Korea's vaccination plan faces setback amid Moderna vaccine supply shortage
Moderna will supply less than half of the vaccines planned for this month to Korea, causing concerns that the government's plan to speed up vaccinations in the third quarter could face a major setback. This comes amid the ongoing fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic that is largely infections caused by the highly contagious Delta variant of the coronavirus. The Korea Disease ...
Gov't struggles to tackle distrust over COVID-19 vaccines
Public distrust has been growing over the efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines amid increasing breakthrough infections involving people who tested positive for the virus even after being fully vaccinated. Some skeptics are raising concerns that the highly contagious Delta variant of the coronavirus, which has led the ongoing fourth wave of infections here may be limiting the vaccine...
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