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S. Korea Donates COVID-19 Test Kits Worth 930 mln Won to Afghanistan

S. Korea Donates COVID-19 Test Kits Worth 930 mln Won to Afghanistan

NEW DELHI, Sept. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea has donated new coronavirus test kits worth 930 million won (US$800,000) to Afghanistan, according to diplomatic officials Sunday. The some 40,000 test kits of the real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) type were delivered on Saturday at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, according to the South [...]

Proportion of Women in High-ranking Gov’t Posts Reaches Record High

Proportion of Women in High-ranking Gov’t Posts Reaches Record High

SEOUL, Sept. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — The proportion of women among high-ranking officials in the central government has risen to an all-time high, a government report showed Sunday. According to the report on balanced personnel policy in the public sector, 7.9 percent, or 122, of 1,539 high-ranking civil servants in the central government were female [...]

New Virus Cases Under 200 for 16th Day; Untraceable Infections at Worrisome Level

New Virus Cases Under 200 for 16th Day; Untraceable Infections at Worrisome Level

SEOUL, Sept. 18 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s new coronavirus cases stayed below 200 for the 16th straight day Friday, but health authorities remained alert as sporadic cluster infections continued to rise and untraceable cases hit a fresh record high. The country added 126 more COVID-19 cases, including 109 local infections, raising the total caseload [...]

Delivery Workers Retract Plan to Suspend Parcel Sorting amid Gov’t Support Pledge

Delivery Workers Retract Plan to Suspend Parcel Sorting amid Gov’t Support Pledge

SEOUL, Sept. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — Some 4,000 parcel delivery workers backtracked from a plan to stop sorting parcels in protest of heavy workloads ahead of the Chuseok holiday, a civic advocacy group said Friday. The civic task force working for the rights of delivery workers and associated with the progressive Korean Confederation of Trade [...]