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29 Foreigners Caught Cheating on Korean Language Test

29 Foreigners Caught Cheating on Korean Language Test

SEOUL, Oct. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Twenty-nine foreign nationals got caught cheating on a recent Korean language proficiency test, the organizer of the test said Tuesday. According to the National Institute for International Education, the foreigners either disobeyed supervisors’ order to turn in their phones and other mobile gadgets or were caught possessing forbidden electronic [...]

New Virus Cases Hit 3-month Low; Eased Rules on Private Gatherings in Force

New Virus Cases Hit 3-month Low; Eased Rules on Private Gatherings in Force

SEOUL, Oct. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s daily coronavirus cases dropped to the lowest level in more than three months Monday as the country eased restrictions on private gatherings ahead of preparations for a gradual shift to the “living with COVID-19″ scheme. The country reported 1,050 new cases, including 1,030 local infections, raising the [...]

S. Korean Farmers Struggle from Labor Shortage as Pandemic Disrupts Migrant Work System

S. Korean Farmers Struggle from Labor Shortage as Pandemic Disrupts Migrant Work System

ANSEONG, Oct. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Koh Jin-taek is proud of having built a small but stable farming business in Anseong, 77 kilometers south of Seoul, over the past two decades producing primarily lettuce, chicory and other types of leafy vegetables. He currently owns 44 vinyl greenhouses and had supplied nearly 10,000 kilograms of produce [...]

New COVID-19 Cases Remain in 1,600s as Authorities Set to Relax Virus Curbs

New COVID-19 Cases Remain in 1,600s as Authorities Set to Relax Virus Curbs

SEOUL, Oct. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s daily new COVID-19 cases stayed in the 1,600s for the second consecutive day Saturday, as the government plans to relax social distancing rules, starting next week, ahead of a gradual return to normal life. The country added 1,618 more COVID-19 cases, including 1,594 local infections, raising the [...]

Ransomware Suspects Nabbed in Int’l Probe Involving S. Korea

Ransomware Suspects Nabbed in Int’l Probe Involving S. Korea

SEOUL, Oct. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Key members of an international criminal organization suspected of carrying out massive ransomware attacks on South Korean companies and universities in 2019 have been arrested in a joint investigation by South Korea and a few other countries, police here said Friday. The joint investigation, which also involved Ukraine’s police, [...]

New Virus Cases Slow Down, Eased Distancing Rules to be Applied for 2 Weeks

New Virus Cases Slow Down, Eased Distancing Rules to be Applied for 2 Weeks

SEOUL, Oct. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s daily new COVID-19 cases stayed in the 1,000s for the seventh straight day Friday as the government announced eased social distancing rules ahead of a gradual return to normal life. The country added 1,684 more COVID-19 cases, including 1,670 local infections, raising the total caseload to 339,361, [...]

National Universities Used 1.8 mln Animals for Experiments Since 2018

National Universities Used 1.8 mln Animals for Experiments Since 2018

SEOUL, Oct. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Eleven national universities and national university corporations in South Korea have used more than 1.8 million animals for experiments over the past three years. Rep. Lee Tan-hee of the ruling Democratic Party said Thursday that, according to reports from 10 national universities and Incheon University, a total of 1.8 [...]