[Korea Now Today's Headline] 07/05/MON
1. On Monday, South Korea reported 711 new COVID-19 cases, with the number of daily new cases spiking close to levels in January, when the nation was gripped by the third wave of the pandemic.
2. Starting Monday, about 197,000 senior citizens in South Korea who weren't able to get the AstraZeneca vaccine in the first half of the year will begin receiving the Pfizer vaccine.
3. On Monday during a weekly meeting with senior 청와대 aides, President 문 warned that the government will take stern measures against the violation of social distancing rules, citing a resurgence of infections amid the spread of the delta variant.
4. The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development unanimously categorized South Korea as a developed economy, making it the first time in its history to upgrade a member nation from the developing economy group.
5. 청와대 announced today that the leaders of South Korea and the Netherlands will hold virtual summit talks this week, the first in three years, with plans to discuss cooperation on semiconductors, renewable energy and other future industries.
6. Currently ranked No. 2 in the world, South Korean golfer 고진영 captured the Volunteers of America Classic in Texas for her first win on the LPGA Tour this year, marking her eighth overall victory.
7. The Korea Meteorological Administration said southern regions of South Korea, in the 전라남도 and 경상북도 provinces, will be hit with heavy rains of up to 150 millimeters between late Monday and early Tuesday.