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Gov’t Devises Measures to Boost COVID-19 Vaccination Among Migrant Workers

Gov’t Devises Measures to Boost COVID-19 Vaccination Among Migrant Workers

SEOUL, Sept. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — The government has come up with a set of special measures to boost the COVID-19 vaccination rate among migrant workers here as fears of a possible crackdown on unregistered immigrants are holding back their vaccination turnout, officials said Thursday. The Ministry of the Interior and Safety, the Ministry of [...]

New Cases Over 1,700 for 2nd Day; Concerns Grow over Post-holiday Surge

New Cases Over 1,700 for 2nd Day; Concerns Grow over Post-holiday Surge

SEOUL, Sept. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s daily coronavirus cases stayed in the 1,700s for the second consecutive day on Wednesday despite fewer tests during an extended Chuseok holiday, raising concerns over a spike in new infections across the nation after the holiday. The country reported 1,720 new COVID-19 cases, including 1,703 local infections, [...]

S. Korea Planning 23 bln-won Aid Project for War-torn Afghanistan

S. Korea Planning 23 bln-won Aid Project for War-torn Afghanistan

SEOUL, Sept. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea is planning to spend about 23.2 billion won (US$19.5 million) in next year’s official development assistance (ODA) projects for war-torn Afghanistan, a document showed Wednesday. The Office for Government Policy Coordination under the Prime Minister’s Office said in the document submitted to Rep. Tae Young-ho of the [...]

New Cases Slightly Over 1,700; Concerns Grow over Further Spread After Chuseok Holiday

New Cases Slightly Over 1,700; Concerns Grow over Further Spread After Chuseok Holiday

SEOUL, Sept. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s daily coronavirus cases increased to over 1,700 on Tuesday despite fewer tests over the weekend, adding to woes that infections could further increase after the Chuseok holiday in the wider capital area. The country reported an additional 1,729 COVID-19 cases, including 1,697 local infections, raising the total [...]