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Government jet mobilized for evacuation of Koreans from cruise ship in Japan
Government jet mobilized for evacuation of Koreans from cruise ship in Japan
Foreign Affairs
A South Korean government jet left Tuesday to evacuate Koreans aboard the coronavirus-stricken cruise ship in Japan, amid concerns of rapidly rising cases of COVID-19 onboard.   The VCN-235 Air Force plane left Seoul Air Base in Seongnam, Gyeonggi Province, at noon, and landed in Japan’s Haneda Airport, 20 minutes away from the Yokohama port where the cruise ship Diamond Princess is docked.   The plane is scheduled to leave Japan on Wednesday and arrive at Gimpo Airport at around 8 a.m.
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 Cabinet passes bill on soldiers’ child care leave
Cabinet passes bill on soldiers’ child care leave
Social affairs
The Cabinet on Tuesday passed a revised bill that encourages soldiers to take longer periods of leave for child care. Government officials including soldiers can take child care leave of up to three years per child. Currently, up to a year of child care leave for a soldier for his or her first child is included in the minimum period of service required for promotion. Under the revised bill, soldiers will be able to take child care leave of more than one year for their first child without dela
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