[Korea Now Today's Headline] 10/22/FRI
1. Nuri succeeded in reaching the altitude of 700 kilometers. Next launch will be in May next year with four more launches scheduled until the year 2027.
2. South Korea reported 1-thousand-440 new COVID-19 cases this morning, a sharp decrease from two weeks ago.
3. South Korea's top health official said today that the country will soon have 70 percent of the population fully vaccinated sometime around this weekend or by Monday next week. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Kim Bu-kyeom mentioned the possibilities of gradually easing social distancing measures.