Tens of thousands of doctors in South Korea have gone on a 24-hour strike in protest against the government's proposals for healthcare reform, including plans to train more doctors.
According to the health ministry, as of noon on Friday, more than 30 percent of the country's roughly 33-thousand hospitals and clinics have had to close for the day.
At 3 o'clock this afternoon, the doctors started holding rallies in several locations around the country, the main one at Yeouido Park in Seoul.
The government has posted a list of institutions that are open on the health ministry's website and the emergency medical portal E-gen.
Doctors who work in vital departments including intensive care and emergency rooms are working as normal.