[Korea Now Today's Headline] 07/30/FRI
1. South Korea reported 1-thousand-710 new COVID-19 cases on Friday. The daily caseload remains above a-thousand for over three weeks.
2. The government announced its vaccination plan for citizens aged 18 to 49 in a briefing today. They will be subject to either Pfizer or Moderna shots from August 26th till September 30th.
3. 1.3 million doses of the Moderna vaccine are expected to arrive in South Korea next week, as the government is preparing to expand the COVID-19 vaccine rollout to those aged under 50.
4. Starting from today, all people need to go through visitor verification procedures such as QR code and safe call check-ins at entrances of department stores and large-sized supermarkets.
5. South Korean Female Archer, 안산, won a “Gold medal” in the women’s individual game this Friday... while 김민정 won Silver in Women's 25m Pistol game.
6. Unification Minister 이인영 said today, Seoul resumed authorization of humanitarian aid to North Korea, underlining that such a decision has been made in consideration of the regime's situation, including the urgency of health and nutritional products.
7. U.S. President Joe Biden urged strongly that federal officials prove their vaccination status, and instructed the military to come up with a plan to make vaccination compulsory in the wake of the resurgence ofCOVID-19 infections.
8. Japan reported over 10-thousand COVID-19 cases Thursday. Health authorities expanded a state of emergency to four more areas.