Health authorities will ease the social distancing scheme from the second half of the year after completing vaccination for the older population in June, stating that a large number of the vulnerable population will be immunized by then.
After suffering from a severe third wave of Covid-19 infections, Israel became the first country to declare victory against the coronavirus, saying its citizens will no longer be required to wear masks outdoors from April 18.
First coronavirus vaccine jabs have been temporarily suspended in various cities nationwide as supplies run out, and health authorities insisted Monday that more doses are on their way.
Korean Olympians younger than 18 may have to head to Tokyo without being vaccinated.
Korea may be facing a vaccine shortage soon with the administering of first Pfizer shots coming to a temporary halt in some cities and health authorities warning that AstraZeneca doses are also running short.
The KBO has canceled all five games scheduled for Tuesday to give players included on the preliminary entry for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics time to recover after receiving their Covid-19 vaccines.
Korean Olympians will start to receive the Pfizer vaccination from Thursday, ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in July.
Health authorities announced Saturday that Korea signed a deal with Pfizer for an additional 40 million vaccine doses, or for 20 million people, amid growing public concerns about a vaccine shortage.
Korea's daily new coronavirus cases rose back into the 700s Wednesday as new cases were reported sporadically throughout the country.
Korean Olympians are likely to receive Pfizer vaccines ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.