The following is the second round-up of the main stories released by the Yonhap News Agency on Tuesday.
(2nd LD) Typhoon Omais leaves flooded houses, damaged roads and railways in South Korea
SEOUL – Typhoon Omais weakened to an extra-tropical cyclone Tuesday morning after hitting land around midnight Monday, flooding streets and houses, and forcing more than 1,100 people to evacuate in South Korean cities that were in his way.
The typhoon warnings issued the previous day were all canceled, but the weather service forecast heavy rain of up to 200 millimeters with strong winds and occasional lightning and thunder for the whole day in the coastal areas and in the south of the country.
(LEAD) Army sergeant in hospital after attempting suicide after sexual abuse
SEOUL – An army sergeant was hospitalized after multiple suicide attempts after allegedly sexually molested and bullied by her colleagues, the victim’s family said in another barracked sex crime and the military’s failure to protect the victim.
According to a petition published in an online bulletin of the Cheong Wa Dae Presidential Office, the sergeant allegedly suffered sexual harassment, harassment and stalking by a first-class sergeant from the same unit after he turned down his appointment offer in April last year .
(LEAD) PPP identifies 1 member suspected of illegal property trafficking, recommends 5 others to leave the party
SEOUL – The main opposition People Power Party (PPP) on Tuesday decided to expel a lawmaker who allegedly engaged in illegal real estate deals and recommend five others on similar suspicions to quit the party a day after the state anti-corruption watchdog announced the findings an examination of the past business of the opposition legislature.
The party’s Supreme Council decided to expel MP Han Moo-kyung, one of the party’s twelve MPs allegedly involved in illegal property transactions, after hearing their cases.
Delta variant cases rise to over 13,000 in South Korea
SEOUL – South Korea confirmed 2,899 more cases of four major contagious variants of the new coronavirus last week, including 2,874 of the highly transmissible Delta variant, health officials said on Tuesday.
The number of cases of such infections reached 16,842, with the number of Delta cases reported for the first time in India according to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) at 13,454.
Breakthrough cases reach 2,600, most common in the 1930s
SEOUL – South Korea has reported nearly 2,600 coronavirus infections involving people who tested positive for COVID-19 even after being fully vaccinated, health officials said Tuesday.
Of more than 7.4 million people who received the full-dose vaccination schedule, there were 2,399 breakthrough cases, the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) said.
Samsung will invest 240 tln won in chips and organic products over the next 3 years and create 40,000 jobs
SEOUL – Samsung Group, the country’s leading conglomerate, announced Tuesday that its mainstay, Samsung Electronics Co. and other affiliates, will invest 240 trillion won ($ 205 billion) over the next three years to drive future growth to secure and expand technology leadership in the post-COVID-19 era.
With 180 trillion won, or 75 percent of the amount allocated to South Korea, the company also promised to hire 40,000 more employees directly by 2023.
(LEAD) Busan Medical School is suspending admission of former Justice Minister’s daughter
BUSAN – Pusan ââNational University (PNU) in this southern port city announced Tuesday that it had decided to cancel the admission of former Justice Minister Cho Kuk’s daughter to its medical school in 2015 after her mother recently suffered a academic fraud case had been convicted.
The state university said its decision to cancel Cho Min’s admission to the PNU Graduate School of Medicine six years ago came after an analysis of an appeals court ruling on her mother’s academic fraud charges and an internal committee review of the case .