[Korea Now Today's Headline] 07/21/WED
1. South Korea reported 1-thousand-784 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, the highest number of daily cases since the pandemic broke out.
2. For age groups in their 50s who have not yet made a reservation for the COVID-19 vaccine, reservations will open from 8pm today to 6pm on the 24th.
3. Health authorities plan to announce next week’s social distancing measures for the Metropolitan region, by the end of this week.
4. South Korea's defense ministry confirmed on Wednesday that the total number of infected members of the Cheonghae Unit for the COVID-19 reached 270.
This means 90-percent of the 301 crewmembers have tested positive for the virus.
5. With South Korea, U.S and Japan holding high level talks in Tokyo, Seoul's Vice Foreign Minister 최종건 said that the three countries had agreed on the recognition of the issue of peace on the Korean Peninsula and the direction to be taken.
6. President 문재인 on Wednesday appointed BTS as his special envoy for public diplomacy. With that, the 7-member group will take part in the upcoming UN General Assembly in September.
7. On the Tuesday local time, the U.S. Congress passed a resolution calling for the U.S. and North Korea to reunite the immediate relatives of families separated since the Korean War.
8. The Delta variant now accounts for a staggering 83 percent of all COVID-19 cases in the U.S. The U.S. CDC says this is a significant jump and the number has risen by 30% just in 2 weeks.