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Reporter : Kim Se-jeong
Thu, June 1, 2023 | 04:28
Call center becomes biggest infection cluster in Seoul
An insurance company call center in southwestern Seoul is now a hotbed for COVID-19 infections in the Seoul metropolitan area, with at least 64 people confirmed to have contracted the virus.
New coronavirus infections drop for 4th day
The number of new coronavirus cases declined for the fourth straight day, Tuesday, with the daily total only rising by 131, according to government officials.
'By changing legislation, we were able to change minds, hearts'
Women in Norway comprise an average of 45.2 percent of the board members of all listed companies in the country.
New mask purchase rules breed public discontent
On Friday morning, people outside a pharmacy in Mapo District, Seoul, had their identity cards ready as they waited in line to buy masks.
Justice minister, chief prosecutor at odds over Shincheonji investigation
Justice Minister Choo Mi-ae and chief prosecutor Yoon Seok-youl are at odds over an investigation into the Shincheonji Church of Jesus, which is viewed as the “culprit” for the exponential increase of coronavirus cases in Korea.
Koreans cynical about China's mask donations
Many Koreans are reacting cynically to a series of face mask donations from China, blaming the Moon Jae-in administration for allowing a situation to develop where the country now needs to receive help from the very place the coronavirus originated. Korea has been grappling with a mask shortage as the number of infections has soared over the past two weeks.
Government under fire for failing to tackle mask shortage
The Moon Jae-in administration has failed to improve the ongoing shortage of face masks due to its “inaccurate” estimates of supply and demand amid the rapid spread of the coronavirus, according to experts, Wednesday.
No. of coronavirus infections over 5,000
Korea reported 851 additional cases of COVID-19 Tuesday, pushing the total number of patients over 5,000, among which there have been 31 fatalities, according to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC).
Shincheonji founder's appearance draws attention
The press conference on the ongoing coronavirus epidemic held Monday by Lee Nam-hee, the founder of Shincheonji Church of Jesus, has been attracting a great deal of public attention.
Gov't plans to distribute masks through convenience stores
The government is planning to distribute protective masks - which are in high demand amid the new coronavirus outbreak - through convenience stores.