[Korea Now Today's Headline] 08/19/THU
1. South Korea reported 2-thousand-152 COVID-19 cases on Thursday, surpassing two-thousand for the second time since the outbreak of the pandemic.
2. Health Authorities announced on Thursday that specific details regarding the amount and timing of domestic supply of the COVID-19 vaccine by Moderna will be announced on the 22nd or the 23rd.
3. The 청와대 announced Thursday that President 문재인 will hold an in-person summit with his Columbian counterpart Ivan Duque next week in Seoul. The two leaders plan to exchange ideas on achieving economic recovery in the post-COVID-19 era.
4. President 문재인 announced on Thursday that, in terms of communication with the people, the national petition became the symbol of the South Korean government and many cases gained public sympathy,leading to the system’s improvement.
5. According to judicial sources on Thursday, a South Korean court has ordered the seizure of Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries' assets here to provide compensation to forced wartime labor victims' families.
6. Foreign ministry officials from 20 countries held a conference call on Wednesday to discuss the situation in Afghanistan. Most participants shared the view that the international community must swiftly cooperate for peace and stability in the nation.
7. A senior Taliban official said Wednesday that Afghanistan is not a democratic country so it will be governed by Islamic law.