Health authorities Friday warned the public not to let their guard down against the coronavirus this weekend as daily infections dropped back to the 300s, saying there was always a possibility the pandemic may worsen.
Weeks before Korea’s school year begins, the KDCA chief suggested in a research paper that classrooms should provide in-person learning, stressing that keeping kids at home was “costly at both the individual and societal levels.”
The Korean government will open 250 Covid-19 vaccination sites this year as the first batch of doses are expected to arrive in coming weeks, the Ministry of Interior and Safety said Thursday.
Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun said Wednesday that Korea's first batch of Covid-19 vaccines will probably be enough to inoculate 50,000 people.
Tensions between the Gwangju Metropolitan Government and its nightlife businesses boiled over as dozens of clubs threatened to defy shutdown orders and reopen.
President Moon Jae-in on Monday reassured the public about the safety of Covid-19 vaccines, saying the Korean government would take full responsibility for any serious side effects that may occur.
Starting Monday, people in the Seoul metropolitan area will be allowed to eat and drink in coffee shops and go to the gym.
Daily Covid-19 cases in Korea continued on a downward trend Friday, with 513 infections reported from the previous day, but public anxiety about future outbreaks remains high.
Just weeks before the first batch of Covid-19 vaccines arrive in Korea, a survey shows more than half the country have reservations about getting the shots — and would rather see others get theirs first.
Health authorities Thursday vowed to allocate 2 trillion won ($1.8 billion) to the state’s mental care system as recent studies show many Koreans are suffering from the coronavirus blues.