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September Logs Biggest Number of Bicycle Accident Deaths

September Logs Biggest Number of Bicycle Accident Deaths

SEOUL, Sept. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — September has reported the highest number of bicycle accident deaths over the past decade, authorities said Saturday, calling for an improvement in riders’ safety awareness. According to the National Police Agency and the Korea Road Traffic Authority, a total of 51,240 bicycle accidents were reported from 2011 to 2020, [...]

Nearly 1 in 4 Recognized Victims of Toxic Humidifier Sterilizer Products Dead: Civic Group

Nearly 1 in 4 Recognized Victims of Toxic Humidifier Sterilizer Products Dead: Civic Group

SEOUL, Sept. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — Almost 1 in 4 people recognized as victims of deadly humidifier sterilizer products in South Korea have died, a civic group said Wednesday. Marking the 10th anniversary of the humidifier sterilizer scandal, the Asian Citizen’s Center for Environment and Health released a report showing that a total of 7,535 [...]

S. Korea’s Population Continues to Decline in 2nd Quarter

S. Korea’s Population Continues to Decline in 2nd Quarter

SEOUL, July 6 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s population continued to decrease during the second quarter as deaths outnumbered births, government data showed Tuesday. As of the end of June, the nation’s registered population stood at 51,672,400, down 0.06 percent from 51,705,905 tallied at the end of March, according to census figures from the Ministry [...]

Police Mull Allowance for Officers Investigating Unnatural Deaths

Police Mull Allowance for Officers Investigating Unnatural Deaths

SEOUL, May 24 (Korea Bizwire) — The National Police Agency (NPA) is reviewing the idea of giving an allowance to police officers who are directly involved in investigating unnatural deaths. NPA officials said that the number of police officers who suffered trauma after handling unnatural death cases is increasing, adding that an atmosphere has been [...]

Health Authorities See No Link Between Flu Shots, Deaths, Will Go Ahead with Vaccine Program

Health Authorities See No Link Between Flu Shots, Deaths, Will Go Ahead with Vaccine Program

SEOUL, Oct. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — The head of South Korea’s public health body said Wednesday there was no direct link between flu shots and recent reported deaths and the government will go ahead with the nationwide flu vaccine program. Jeong Eun-kyeong, head of the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA), told a media [...]