[Korea Now Today's Headline] 10/01/FRI
1. At an event marking the 73rd Armed Forces Day on Friday, President 문재인 said he proposed declaring a formal end to the Korean War to the international community based on faith and confidence in the country's security posture.
2. The North's official Korean Central News Agency said on Friday that it test-fired a new type of anti-aircraft missile the previous day. It said the test was aimed at confirming the practicality of operation of the launcher, radar and comprehensive battle command vehicle as well as the comprehensive combat performance of the missile.
3. South Korea reported 2-thousand-486 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, prompting authorities to maintain the current level of virus restrictions for another two weeks ahead of back-to-back extended weekends this month.
4. According to South Korea’s health authorities Friday, a total of over 39 million people, or 76.6 percent of the country's population, have so far received their first shots of COVID-19 vaccines, and over 25 million people, or 50 percent, have been fully vaccinated.
5. According to the White House, President Joe Biden on Thursday local time signed Congress' stopgap funding bill to avert a shutdown and extend government funding through December 3rd.