Posted by Ulsan Online on Jun 6, 2015 in
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The internet in Korea is buzzing with information about the MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome). The rumour mills also have been running day in and day out which is confusing the issue for most people who are concerned about the safety of their families and themselves.
The Canadian Embassy now warns about following media reports during this time and suggests heading to credible sources of information like WHO website Also noted from the letter sent out by the Canadian Embassy is that, as of this time, there are no restrictions on entry into Canada. However, they stated that people coming into Korea may face increased passenger screening.
The Ulsan Metropolitan Police have issued prevention flyers in many languages to help inform people of precautionary measures to help stop the spread of the virus. As of now, no schools in the Ulsan area have been shut down because of the virus. However, if you are working in a school or crowded area, I would advise you to wash your hands frequently and use hand sanitizer.
Since the disease is not airborne, practicing general hygiene with help reduce the risk. A particular troublesome spot noted on the facebook page is the number people who do not cover their mouths when coughing. However, with the increased spotlight on these basic hygienic habits, perhaps people will start to cover their mouths.
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248-4 Nammok 2(i)-dong, Dong-gu, Ulsan, South Korea
The Ulsan HHH was founded by Jim Ferman & George Ferrier on 10th April 1988. We meet up every second Sunday outside the Seobu Foreigner Compound’s Clubhouse Come and enjoy a family-and-pet-friendly walk or a run through the Ulsan countryside with a friendly bunch of people. ON ON!
A great game played by even greater players. Practice most Sunday’s at 3pm. Tournaments are spaced out monthly. Come along and have a great time meeting and getting to know people whilst playing the best game ever invented.
It’s a game night without compare, plus its free. Enjoy an evening of Grownup Company and forget you ever work at a Hagwon j/k.
Coffee and snacks are provided at no charge.
We have many games to chose from: Chess, Monopoly, Scrabble, Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride, Uno. Trivial Pursuit, Checkers and many more. If you would like to play something else: Bring Your Own Board Game (s) to Share.