President Moon Jae-in says South Korea will work to devise a new virus-prevention system as the fourth wave of the virus gets under control.
Speaking at a meeting with his top aides Monday, Moon thanked the public for their active participation in the vaccine campaign.
"If the COVID-19 situation eases with the rising vaccination rate, we will be able to seek a gradual transition to a new anti-virus system that harmonizes prevention measures and daily life."
There's been growing speculation in South Korea that the government may speed up discussions on a transition to "living with COVID-19."
President Moon said the government will do its best to further normalize every day life, such as easing restrictions for those fully vaccinated.
The president also said the government will minimize inconveniences in applying for relief payments and ensure their swift distribution in the hope that they provide a little bit of comfort to those who are suffering.