Round-up: Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (January 2, 2017)
1. As a highly pathogenic strain of bird flu has been discovered in two dead cats in Pocheon in Gyeonggido Province, the Korean government warned that people should not touch dead bodies of wild animals such as wild cats. The government added that people who live the place where the strain was reported should keep their pets inside.
Who wants to touch dead animals? Last time, the government warned citizens not to eat camel meat during the 2015 outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERs).
2. The award acceptance speech of Korean actors Cha In-pyo and Han Suk-gyu received applause from their fans. While Cha said, “Darkness cannot defeat light. Lies cannot beat the truth. Husbands cannot win wives,” Han Suk-gyu said, “A country cannot exist when the difference is considered dangerous.”
Entertainers feel sorry when their names are not on the blacklist. Well, I am sure Cha and Han will be added to the blacklist in 2017.