Monthly Archive: January 2021

Local gov’ts compete to pay universal pandemic relief to residents

SEOUL– Many local governments in South Korea are gearing up to resume the provision of universal disaster relief funds to their residents stricken by the prolonged coronavirus pandemic.Gyeonggi Province, the nation’s most populous province with about …

Working days lost due to strikes soared in 2020: report

SEOUL, Jan. 30 (Yonhap) — The number of working days lost due to labor disputes surged by nearly 40 percent in South Korea last year, a report said Saturday, indicating a likely deterioration in labor-management relations at local firms.According to t…

Strong social distancing measures to stay for another 2 weeks: PM

SEOUL– The government has decided to extend the second-toughest social distancing measures for another two weeks, Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun said Sunday.”The third wave of the pandemic, which seemed to be flattening, has hit the country again,” Chu…

S. Korea extends tougher virus curbs for 2 weeks ahead of holiday

SEOUL– South Korea decided Sunday to extend tougher social distancing measures for another two weeks, as it is wary of a pileup in cluster infections ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday.The country will maintain the Level 2.5 measures, the second-high…

Researchers Probe New Territory in Treating Patients with Lung Cancer during COVID-19 Pandemic

Press Briefing with International Researchers Explores this Question at IASLC 2020 World Conference on Lung Cancer Singapore To view a recording of the press briefing, visit: https://vimeo.com/506248459/caa7346336 SINGAPORE, Jan. 29, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — On February 27, 2020, the flagship journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer, the Journal of Thoracic […]

Seoul’s new daily cases hit two-week high

SEOUL, Seoul on Saturday reported more than 150 new daily coronavirus cases, marking the highest figure in two weeks.According to the metropolitan government, the number of new COVID-19 cases in the capital rose by 154, the highest since Jan. 15, when …