On a cold Friday afternoon, dozens of senior citizens gathered around an apartment complex in Nowon District, northern Seoul, to protest the closing of a Shinhan Bank branch near their homes.
One out of three Koreans over the age of 64 had jobs last year, the highest rate among Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries.
Korea is speeding up booster shots for the elderly, the sick, people in their 50s, soldiers, police and firefighters amid soaring infections and hospitalizations.
Korea’s critically ill Covid-19 patients hit another record on Tuesday with nearly 500 cases, close to the hospital system's breaking point.
The number of Covid-19 patients in critical condition reached a new high after two months on Tuesday, just a week after the country lifted most of its distancing restrictions.
Patients aged 60 and over accounted for a majority of Korea's deaths from and severe cases of Covid-19 last week, according to the latest government data.
Vaccine reservations for adolescents aged 16 and 17, as well as for booster shot reservations for high-risk groups, will open from 8 p.m. Tuesday.
A study by Statistics Korea released Monday found that 57.7 percent of people over the age of 59 said they made their own livings rather than relying economically on children or other family members.
An 80-year-old man committed suicide after apparently killing his 78-year-old wife, who was suffering from Alzheimer's, according to the police on Wednesday.
Korea kicked off Covid-19 vaccine reservations for the last group of people over 60 on Thursday, while the country’s Covid-19 cases shot up to 715, the highest since late April.