Eleven people died after getting Covid-19 inoculations as of Monday, according to health authorities, but medical experts concluded that the first eight deaths were not related to the jabs.
Two more deaths following Covid-19 vaccinations were reported, health authorities said Sunday afternoon, as Korea saw virus cases remain in the 400s for a second consecutive day.
Younger students and high school seniors will be able to go to class in person every day with the start of the new school year Tuesday, while health authorities Monday warned that lax social distancing measures could lead to a rise in infections.
The first Pfizer vaccines were administered to frontline Covid-19 medical workers over the weekend without major hitches, and over 20,000 people were inoculated in the first two days of the country's vaccination program.
The Bank of Korea on Thursday projected a 3 percent economic growth rate for 2021, maintaining its estimate from November last year, as it held rates steady and dismissed inflation as a concern.
Korea will kick off its free Covid-19 vaccination program nationwide Friday at 9 a.m. without designating a specific person to receive the first jab.
Daily Covid-19 cases rebounded to over 400 as the government prepared to announce a new set of social distancing measures later this week.
The first shipment of AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccines rolled out Wednesday ahead of a free nationwide inoculation program that starts Friday, which the prime minister described as a “step toward returning to daily life.”
A Korean panel of experts recommended the use of Pfizer’s vaccine in individuals over 16, the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety said Tuesday, ahead of the country’s Covid-19 inoculation program set to kick off Friday.
Travel agencies say it's time to move on from Covid-19.