[Korea Now Today's Headline] 07/06/TUE
1. On Tuesday, South Korea reported 746 new COVID-19 cases, with the number of daily new cases staying over 700 for a week.
2. As of 6pm tonight, South Korea has reported 1,006 new COVID-19 cases, with the number surpassing the 1,000 mark for the first time in 6 months.
3. Prime Minister 김부겸 said today that a new enforcement regulation is set to go into effect Thursday where businesses will face a strengthened penalty of a 10-day closure for even a single violation of new social distancing rules.
4. Health authorities said today that under a vaccine exchange deal with Israel, South Korea will receive 700,000 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine early Wednesday.
5. On Tuesday, President 문재인 declared South Korea's commitment to play a global role as an "advanced nation" following an UN agency’s unanimous reclassification of the country last week that he said was earned through the efforts of the people.
6. At a press briefing on Monday, local time, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced England's plan to lift all restrictive measures of social contact and mandates to wear face masks on July 19, with a final decision set to be made next week.
7. During a three-way video call on Monday, Chinese President Xi Jinping told leaders of France and Germany that he hoped for the expansion of cooperation between China and Europe to better respond to global challenges.