COVID with a Dash of Typhoon
New host Emma Kalka talks about the recent COVID-19 “assplosion,” the latest on where the outbreaks are and what the government is doing. Also, Typhoon Bavi and Sam Okyere’s recent scandal in a teapot.
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About This Episode
The recent COVID-19 outbreak
Violence on public transport surging over face masks
349 people have been arrested for face mask-related conflicts over the last three months
Kwak mentioned that tightened face mask rules can be difficult to follow especially for elderly men in their 60s and older, which is why they are often involved in assault cases.
“Older people find it relatively hard to follow rapidly changing rules or adapt to a new situation. Also, they get easily upset when other people, especially the younger generation, point out their mistakes,” she explained.
Church confronts president, demands investigation on union group
“(Holding) worship services is a fundamental (aspect) of religious freedom. We are not convinced as to why only Christian worship services should be banned,” it said.
Seoul to offer disaster relief funds to foreign residents
Stranded by coronavirus, foreigners overstaying in S. Korea sharply increase
Sam Okyere shuts down his Instagram account after the controversy over “Once you go black you never go back” statement in an Instagram post
Barri Tsavaris is an international voiceover talent. She was the voice of the 2018 Winter Olympics. She’s known in Seoul as the “Queen of Textbooks.” And her voice welcomes countless passengers on Korea’s high-speed KTX train each day.
Convenience store chain GS25 has been in hot water for camping ads that feature what some claim are militant feminist symbols and coded messages. Is this just privileged men attacking the #metoo movement, or is something else going on here?
South Korea announced that residents who have been vaccinated inside the country don’t need to quarantine for two weeks when they enter the country. Is this the progress we’ve been waiting for?
PLUS–Inside poop on why F-2-7 visa holders can no longer own businesses.