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The outdoor mask mandate will be lifted from May 2 The South Korean government announced the outdoor mask mandate will be lifted from May 2. The rule, however, will remain in effect for gatherings of 50 or more people, events, concerts and sporting events given the risk of infection. Prime Minister Kim Boo-kyum announced this...
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Korea to lift overall special travel advisory over COVID-19 The government said Wednesday it was lifting a special travel advisory affecting all overseas travel as a measure against the COVID-19 pandemic. The across-the-board special advisory, introduced in March 2020 and extended on a monthly basis, will be lifted, effective Thursday, in consideration of the country’s...
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South Korea lifts self-quarantine for overseas visitors from March 21 From March 21, COVID-19 vaccinations will be completed at home and abroad, and overseas entrants who have registered their vaccination history will be exempted from the obligation to self-quarantine. The Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasure Headquarters (CDC) said at a regular briefing on March 11th,...
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Korea will ease mandatory quarantine rules to attract more international travelers Korea will ease mandatory quarantine rules gradually to attract more international travelers as part of efforts to support a rebound of the tourism industry that has been hit hard by the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic. The decision was made during a government meeting on tourism...
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Korea Women’s volleyball captain Kim praised “We’ve said this over and over again. Kim Yeon-koung is a one-in-a-billion player.” FIVB, volleyball’s world governing body, on Aug. 4 lauded Kim, captain of the national women’s volleyball team, through its social media for leading Korea to a semifinal berth in the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics. Fans worldwide...
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An San 1st triple gold medalist in Tokyo An San shot herself into the record books on Friday, winning the women’s individual archery event in Tokyo to become the first archer ever to claim three gold medals at a single Olympics. An is also the first South Korean triple gold medalist at a Summer Olympics,...
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Korea wins 9th consecutive Olympic gold First time in Olympic history South Korea has done it again ― for the ninth time, in fact. South Korea claimed its ninth consecutive Olympic gold medal in the women’s archery team event on Sunday, beating the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) by the set score of 6-0 in the...
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BTS as Korea’s special envoy for public diplomacy President Moon Jae-in appointed South Korean boy band BTS as his special envoy for public diplomacy Wednesday. In their capacity of “special presidential envoy for future generations and culture,” the members of the group plan to attend major international meetings, including the 75th session of the U.N....
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One of the largest concerns faced by immigrant women living in South Korea after getting married to a South Korean national is dealing with legal problems caused by various illegal acts, a civic support group for female immigrants said Tuesday. The Seoul Counseling Center for Migrant Women reported 11,125 cases of counseling related to legal...
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South Korea will maintain Level 1 social distancing regulations under a revised five-tier scheme as the average daily number of new cases remains below 100 this week, the health authority said Friday. The new five-tier scheme, which takes effect Saturday, breaks the current three levels into five — 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5 and 3 —...
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