Korean health authorities continue to grapple with more church-related Covid-19 clusters across the country, which threaten to undo recent successes in curbing the virus’s third wave in the country.
New daily Covid-19 cases shot back over 500, the highest figure in 10 days, with outbreaks from missionary schools spreading across the country.
Tensions between the Gwangju Metropolitan Government and its nightlife businesses boiled over as dozens of clubs threatened to defy shutdown orders and reopen.
The Gwangju District Court on Monday found former President Chun Doo Hwan guilty of defaming a priest who had documented the brutal military crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators in Gwangju in 1980.
After playing 17 seasons in K League and 18 years as a pro footballers, Jung Jo-gook of Jeju United officially retired from the sport. During the K League 2 Awards 2020 on Monday, Jung received the lifetime achievement award.
Literary talents will gather in the city of Gwangju for a four-day event this week for The Asian Literature Festival. Until Sunday, the festival will share insights from writers from both Korea and abroad through online and offline channels.
Prosecutors on Monday recommended a jail sentence of 18 months for Korea’s former strongman Chun Doo Hwan, two years after he was indicted for defaming a priest who penned a harrowing account of the bloody military crackdown on the Gwangju Uprising.
The 12 clubs in the K League 1 was split into two groups on Sunday, with some late drama seeing clubs in the middle of the table switch places. Gwangju FC beat Seongnam FC to jump from eighth to sixth to grab the last spot for "Final A."
Coupang announced it will build a distribution center in Gwangju to offer one-day deliveries to more parts of the country.
A traditional market in Gwangju has few customers on Monday as the number of confirmed coronavirus cases continues to remain in the triple-digit range.