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S. Korea's economy grows 4% in 2021, highest in 11 years
S. Korea's economy grows 4% in 2021, highest in 11 years
Economy
South Korea's economy posted the highest growth rate in 11 years as consumption and exports bounced back from the pandemic-caused slump, central bank data showed Tuesday. The gross domestic product is estimated to have grown 4 percent in 2021, marking a turnaround from a year earlier when the economy contracted 0.9 percent, the worst performance since 1998, according to the data from the Bank of Korea (BOK). The 2021 growth rate marked the highest tally since 2010, when the economy expanded 6.
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 COVID pass will not be required from people who have been hospitalized with vaccine side-effects
COVID pass will not be required from people who have been hospitalized with vaccine side-effects
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People who have been hospitalized due to adverse events and allergic reactions to COVID-19 vaccines are exempt from the country’s vaccine pass mandate, starting on Monday.   According to the Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasures Headquarters, the government will grant the exemption if people have received hospital treatments within six weeks after they received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Those people who requested the government compensate them for vaccination side-eff
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