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▲The South Korean Legion Ming started the World Cup against Uruguay

The South Korean national men's football team led by coach Paulo Bento will face Uruguay at the Rayyan Education City Stadium in Qatar at 10:00 pm on the 24th (the following are Korean time) for the first round of Group H of the 2022 Qatar World Cup group match. The last time South Korea advanced to the round of 16 was at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. South Korea made it to the semi-finals in the 2002 Korea-Japan World Cup, and its best record at an overseas World Cup was reaching the semi-finals in South Africa. In order to advance to the round of 16 in this World Cup, winning the first game is the key.

▲The city of Seoul conditionally approved the World Cup cheering group to gather in Gwanghwamun to support

On the 22nd, the Seoul Metropolitan Government reviewed and conditionally approved the application submitted by the "Red Devils" cheering group to cheer for the Korean men's soccer team at Gwanghwamun Square on the 22nd. The city government explained that the advisory group gave priority to the prevention of safety accidents and the safety of citizens, and decided to abide by the opinions of the advisory group after accepting the review of safety management plans such as actively ensuring nighttime safety, properly managing activity routes, and quickly responding to emergencies by Jongno-gu District. The cheering group is allowed to use the square under the premise.

▲ Han Ming expanded the scope of application of the plastic restriction order and added a one-year transition period

The South Korean Ministry of Environment stated on the 23rd that starting from the 24th, comprehensive retail companies such as convenience stores and pastry shops will ban disposable plastic bags like large-scale stores with an area of more than 3,000 square meters and supermarkets with an area of more than 165 square meters. At present, convenience stores across the country have banned free plastic bags, but customers can pay 100 won (about 0.53 yuan) to buy and use them, and they will be completely banned in the future. Large stores such as department stores will completely ban drip-proof disposable umbrella plastic covers from tomorrow. However, there will be no penalties for violations during a one-year transition period.

▲Indonesia earthquake damaged a Korean business

The South Korean embassy in Indonesia said on the 23rd local time that a 5.6-magnitude earthquake hit Chanyu County, West Java Province, Indonesia on the 21st. There were no casualties among the 21 Koreans living in the nearby area. But a partial collapse of a factory run by Koreans killed an Indonesian worker at the factory. It is reported that part of the ceiling, material warehouse and office entrance of the factory collapsed due to the earthquake. More than 500 people were working in the factory at that time, one material warehouse employee died and more than 20 people were injured. The plant is currently shut down and is expected to undergo a building safety inspection. (Finish)

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