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Reporter : Lee Hyo-jin
Sun, December 5, 2021 | 10:34
Gender ministry deepens efforts to embrace diverse forms of family
The social perception of the definition of family is rapidly changing in Korea. Once frowned upon, the practice of living together without marriage has become widely accepted. The percentage of one-person households accounts for nearly one-third of the total number of households in the country, according to government data. However, the Civil Law defines “family” as based on ...
89 pets test positive for COVID-19
A total of 89 dogs and cats have tested positive for the coronavirus in Korea as of September, according to data from the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Tuesday. Available information to date in the country and overseas shows that animals can be infected with the virus, mostly during close contact with confirmed human patients, but the risk of pet-to-human t...
93% of COVID-19 infections are among unvaccinated
The vast majority - 93 percent - of coronavirus infections reported in Korea over the last three months have occurred among unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated people, prompting concerns as some 5.77 million individuals in the country have yet to receive a single dose.
Daegu mosque protests discriminatory: human rights commission
The National Human Rights Commission of Korean (NHRCK) said Friday that a mosque construction project in Daegu, which had been suspended due to complaints, should be allowed to resume, as the decision on the suspension was based on discrimination and prejudice against Muslims. The human rights watchdog expressed its opinion in response to a petition filed by the Darul Emman K...
Main opposition party calls for special counsel probe
Conservative main opposition People Power Party (PPP) leader Lee Jun-seok, second from right, speaks during a party meeting at the National Assembly in Seoul, Thursday. The PPP is calling for an investigation by a special counsel into corruption allegations involving Gyeonggi Province Governor Lee Jae-myung, the front-runner among the liberal ruling Democratic Party of Korea'...
Pink muhly blossoms
Visitors walk around a pink muhly field in Siheung, Gyeonggi Province, Thursday. Also known by the botanical name, Muhlenbergia capillaris, pink muhly grass gardens have emerged as popular tourist destinations in the fall season during recent years. Yonhap
Human rights watchdog calls for better working conditions for foreign fishing crew members
The National Human Rights Commission of Korea (NHRCK) has called on the government to improve the working conditions of crew members of foreign nationality working on fishing boats here, many of whom suffer from violations of human rights due to excessively long working hours, as well as economic exploitation and physical abuse by their employers. The NHRCK asked the Ministry...
Migrant human rights groups denounce excessive use of force at immigration detention center
Civic groups for the human rights of migrants and foreign nationals here have denounced immigration authorities for the excessive use of force against a detainee at an immigration detention center, calling for punishment of those responsible and measures to prevent any recurrence. A coalition of these groups held a press conference, Wednesday, in front of the National Human R...
Vaccinations to pick up pace next month
Korea's nationwide COVID-19 vaccination program is expected to pick up pace in October, as the government plans to expand inoculations to people who have yet to receive a single dose.
Korea aims to fully vaccinate 80% of adults by end of October
Korea aims to fully vaccinate 80 percent of its adult population and 90 percent of the elderly aged 60 and over by the end of October, in preparation for a gradual shift to a “live with COVID-19” scenario. The COVID-19 Vaccination Task Force unveiled its inoculation plan for the fourth quarter, Monday, which includes children aged between 12 and 17, along with pregnant women.
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