[Korea Now Today's Headline] 07/13/TUE
1. South Korea reported 1-thousand-150 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, over a thousand daily infections for one straight week. Meanwhile, infections outside the capital region are seeing a steady increase as it accounts for almost 28 percent from the total cases.
2. South Korea on Tuesday began vaccinations for teachers and other people taking care of young children in Seoul and Gyeonggi-do province.
3. The government on Tuesday summoned senior Japanese officials in Korea to protest against Japan's false territorial claims on South Korea's Dokdo islands outlined in Tokyo's annual defense white paper.
4. The Minimum Wage Commision on Monday announced that minimum wage for 2022 will be raised by more than 5 percent from this year's level at 9-thousand-160 won or roughly eight U.S. dollars.
5. President 문재인 will chair a strategy meeting this Wednesday on the "Korean New Deal" initiative to mark a year since the government first unveiled the plan.
6. The WHO on Monday said that COVID-19 shots should be shared with poor countries instead of being used by rich countries as boosters.
7. Riots in South Africa have looted and burned a number of buildings including the factory of South Korean tech firm LG Electronics on Monday local time.