[Korea Now Today's Headline] 06/04/FRI
1. On Friday, South Korea reported 695 new COVID-19 cases, with the number of daily new cases in the southeastern city of Daegu showing a sharp hike, reporting 65 new cases today, the highest outside the Seoul metropolitan area.
2. The KDCA said, as of today, the reservation rate for vaccinations among those aged 60 and over stood at 80.6%, and the show-up rate for inoculations stood at 99.8%.
3. Today, the Minister of Education 유은혜 announced that teachers and high school seniors will be vaccinated by the end of August, as a part of the efforts to carry out the government’s plans to fully reopen schools in the second half of the year.
4. The South Korean government is reviewing another supplementary budget by means of collecting more tax revenue and not selling more government bonds to help support vulnerable people hit hard by the pandemic.
5. An airplane carrying 1 million doses of the U.S. government-supplied Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine is expected to arrive in South Korea early Saturday.
6. On Thursday, local time, U.S. President Joe Biden announced the details of how the U.S. plans to share the first 25 million COVID-19 vaccine doses across different countries around the world, including South Korea.
7. On Friday, thousands of police were deployed in Hong Kong to prevent people from gathering for any kind of remembrance of the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown, as the ban on the state’s annual mass vigil continues.
8. As the unrest in Myanmar continues to show little sign of resolve, on Thursday local time, envoys from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) arrived in Myanmar for talks with the country's military, aimed at ending the chaos.