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Reporter : Jun Ji-hye
Tue, January 31, 2023 | 21:45
Aviation, tourism industries rushing to prepare for 'living with COVID-19'
Expectations toward demand recovery for overseas travel are rising in the aviation and tourism industries, in line with the government's move to shift to a “living with COVID-19” scheme next month.
Chinese hired by geriatric hospital after hiding virus infection
A new employee at a geriatric hospital in Korea caused an outbreak involving more than 50 patients and employees, after concealing the positive results of a COVID-19 virus test he took as part of the hospital's hiring process, according to health authorities, Friday.
SNU professors list their children as co-authors of research papers
Nearly half of all underage co-authors listed in research papers from Seoul National University (SNU) were the children of SNU professors, a ruling party lawmaker said, Thursday, calling for harsher disciplinary action against misconduct involving research by professors abusing their status. According to Rep. Seo Dong-yong of the Democratic Party of Korea, who is on the Natio...
Steak chef with 20 years of expertise introduces 'Dream Burger'
Burton Yi, the head chef at Grand Hyatt Jeju's Steak House located within Jeju Dream Tower, is a world-class chef specializing in steak, as he started his career with Austrian-born celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck, who is cited as one of the world's best steak chefs.
Gov't to shorten reentry limitation for foreign workers to 1 month
A reentry limitation applied to foreign workers under the Employment Permit System (EPS) will be shortened to one month from the current three months, beginning from Thursday, to better guarantee work continuity especially for small manufacturing businesses as well as agricultural, fishing and dairy industries, the Ministry of Employment and Labor said, Wednesday.
2 men hit with international travel bans for not paying child support
The government has imposed an overseas travel ban on two men who refused to pay child support expenses to the respective custodial parents after their divorces, the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family said Tuesday. It marked the first-ever imposition of an exit ban for delinquency of child support obligations, after a relevant law was revised in July to strengthen measures...
Lee Jae-myung faces bumpy road ahead
Gyeonggi Province Governor Lee Jae-myung, who was selected as the presidential candidate of the ruling Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) Sunday, faces an uphill battle ahead of the presidential race, as he barely managed to avoid a runoff election eking out a majority of 50.29 percent of the votes cast in the party's primary, contrary to expectations that he would have an easy ...
Starbucks Korea protesters refuse help from umbrella labor group
Starbucks Korea baristas and other employees who have been protesting against the coffee chain over excessive workload have drawn a line between themselves and the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU), making it clear that they do not want intervention from one of the two major umbrella labor groups.
Korea to expand home treatment in preparation for 'living with COVID-19'
The government is moving to expand home treatment for COVID-19 patients as part of measures to shift to the “living with COVID-19” phase next month, under which the social distancing measures stand to be eased and health authorities plan to focus more on managing critically ill patients rather than all cases.
Authorities warn against fabrication of vaccine certificates
Health authorities are warning against forgery of COVID-19 vaccine certificates, as related cases are expected to increase in line with the government's move to expand incentives for people who have been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus. They said that a sentence of up to 10 years in prison could be given if an unvaccinated individual receives incentives by using a fa...
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