Confusion surrounding Korea’s vaccine pass system surged after a local court put a temporary hold on the system’s adoption at private educational facilities, citing an infringement on the rights of the unvaccinated.
In protest of implementing the government's controversial vaccine pass policy for adolescents, civic groups filed a petition to the state human rights commission Wednesday, calling the policy discriminatory and infringing upon the teenagers’ freedom.
Korea posted record-high daily Covid-19 cases of 5,123 Wednesday even before it has to deal with the new Omicron variant that is believed to be more contagious.
Korea is considering adding a six-month expiration date to its Covid-19 vaccine passes, health authorities said Friday.
The government warned that it is considering stricter public health measures as Korea reported the second-largest daily Covid-19 tally on Thursday.
Korea's Covid-19 indicators showed a worsening pandemic, including a surge in newly reported fatalities and intensive care unit admissions over the weekend, less than two weeks after the country transitioned into its "With Corona" strategies.
Jabs will not be mandatory for minors aged 12 to 17, health authorities reassured in an announcement Tuesday, as they admitted the benefits are not particularly high for healthy children and adolescents.
Entertainer Yoo Jae-suk donated feminine hygiene products to 500 low-income teenagers through 49 local children’s centers nationwide, a Seoul-based Christian nongovernmental organization G Foundation announced on Thursday.