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Reporter : Kim Se-jeong
Tue, May 30, 2023 | 19:15
COVID-19 fears lingering
On the second day of the new social distancing scheme in place, Korea's daily COVID-19 cases bounced back to over 100, rekindling fears of another wave of infections. According to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA), Korea reported 143 new COVID-19 cases, Saturday, pushing up the total number of cases to 27,427. The death toll was 478.
Korea sees rising hatred against women
On Oct. 21, a young woman sent a tweet warning women of getting random sprays near Gangnam Station in Seoul.
Census questions raise eyebrows over privacy
People are raising concerns over questions in the ongoing 2020 Korea census, which many see as a violation of their privacy, as the government tries to gather as much personal information as possible.
Police investigate after infant found dead in Seoul
Police in Seoul said Wednesday that they were looking for the mother of an infant who was found dead Tuesday morning near a “baby box” facility in Gwanak District where people leave unwanted babies.
Suspended airmail service amid pandemic draws consumer complaints
Korea Post's suspension of its standard airmail services due to the COVID-19 pandemic has been drawing complaints from an increasing number of consumers who have to pay more to send mails or parcels abroad.
More elderly patients suffering abuse amid COVID-19 pandemic
A private elderly care center in South Gyeongsang Province became the subject of an investigation after keeping one patient tied to a bed for days.
[ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL] Korea urged to adopt open immigration policy
For decades, Korea was a country that sent its people abroad, creating a Korean diaspora of nearly 7 million scattered across the globe. But the nation began accepting immigrants in the 1980s in line with its economic progress. In 2020, they're often seen in restaurants and shops serving at tables or washing dishes. Near university campuses, convenience store counters are sta...
Victim of child rapist to get police protection
With convicted child rapist Cho Doo-soon's release from prison a little over one month away, the National Police Agency said Friday it will offer the victim physical protection.
Supreme Court upholds 17-year prison sentence for former President Lee
The Supreme Court upheld Thursday an appeals court ruling that sentenced former President Lee Myung-bak to 17 years in prison for embezzlement and bribery, bringing his two-year court battle to a close.
Clubs, bars in Seoul to close during Halloween to curb COVID-19 infections
Popular clubs in Seoul have volunteered to close their businesses during the upcoming Halloween weekend, in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
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