[Korea Now Today's Headline] 04/22/THU
1. On Thursday, South Korea reported 735 new COVID-19 cases, reporting the highest number of new daily cases since the first week of January.
2. The government called for the stop of purposeless debate over the supply of COVID-19 vaccines in the country, clarifying that South Korea will reach its goal to vaccinate up to 12 million people within the first half of this year.
3. During an interview with The New York Times, President 문재인 stressed the importance of the United States restarting dialogue with North Korea at an early date, emphasizing that denuclearization is a "matter of survival."
4. President 문재인 will unveil South Korea’s plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions more drastically during the virtual multilateral Leaders Summit on Climate, set to open tonight, Korea Time.
5. On Wednesday, local time, President Joe Biden said during a press briefing that while the U.S. hopes to be able to be of some help and value to countries around the world with vaccines not in use, it doesn’t confidently have enough to send abroad now.
6. In Russia, as many as 1,000 protesters demanding the freedom for imprisoned opposition leader Alexei Navalny have been detained by police nationwide.
7. Celebrating the 51st Earth Day, South Korea’s Ministry of Environment has designated a week for efforts toward raising awareness of climate change and carbon neutrality, under the global theme of “Restore Our Earth”.