Daily Archive: September 17, 2021

Nationwide exodus begins ahead of extended Chuseok holiday

SEOUL– The annual exodus for Chuseok, the Korean equivalent of Thanksgiving, began Friday as South Koreans head to their hometowns for family reunions and take trips during the extended holiday.This year’s three-day Chuseok holiday runs from Monday to…

UK removes 8 countries, including Turkey, from red travel list

The British government announced a major simplification of its rules for international travel on Friday in a boost to the tourism industry, including scrapping the need for fully vaccinated passengers to take expensive COVID-19 tests on arrival from lo…

Uncertainty lingers over private spending recovery: ministry

SEOUL– The South Korean economy is facing continued uncertainty about the recovery of domestic demand as the latest resurgence in COVID-19 cases is denting person-to-person service sectors, the finance ministry said Friday.In its monthly economic asse…

Study Shows Overwork Can Kill You, Literally

A new study on work-related causes of deaths finds long working hours to be the biggest occupational risk factor. The joint study by the World Health Organization and International Labor Organization estimates nearly 2 million people a year die from wo…