[Korea Now Today's Headline] 10/15/FRI
1. According to Prime Minister 김부겸, the government decided Friday to raise the private gathering size limit to eight people for the capital area and 10 for elsewhere before the country shifts to a "living with COVID-19" scheme next month.
2. South Korea reported 1-thousand-684 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, while the number of cases stayed in the 1-thousands for the seventh straight day.
The number of fully vaccinated people stands at 32 million, or 62-point five percent.
3. After meeting with the Russian Deputy Foreign Minister in Moscow, South Korea's top nuclear envoy said on Thursday that Russia highly appreciates and expresses support concerning Seoul's proposal of declaring a formal end to the Korean War.
4. The U.S. Department spokesperson Ned Price said Thursday local time that the U.S. has made "specific proposals" to North Korea and is awaiting a response. The spokesperson refused to give a direct answer to the question, but stressed that "diplomacy is the most effective means" to meet the U.S.' policy objective on North Korea.
5. According to Reuters on Thursday local time, the U.N. General Assembly elected the United States to the Geneva-based Human Rights Council, more than three years after the Trump administration quit the 47-member body over what it called chronic bias against Israel and a lack of reform.