We begin with the COVID-19 situation in South Korea.
The nation reported 715 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, marking the highest number of daily infections since late April.
Adding to the total were cluster infections at two large department stores in Seoul.
Of Thursday's cases, 692 were local, and 23 were from overseas.
7 more people died from the virus, raising the death toll to 1,891.
As for the vaccination program, a total of more than 3 point 7 million people have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.