[Korea Now Today's Headline] 07/22/THU
1. South Korea reported 18-hundred and 42 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, with cases outside the greater Seoul area, exceeding five-hundred for two straight days.
2. Health Authorities announced that the Moderna vaccine was found to be 72% effective in preventing Delta variants after the first dose, and its efficacy in preventing
hospitalization and death recorded 96%.
3. President 문재인 met with U.S Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman today, urging the U.S to make active efforts to resume dialogue between the U.S and North Korea.
4. The U.S State Department announced Wednesday that U.S Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman will visit China for bilateral talks on the 25th, reaffirming the importance of Korea-U.S-Japan cooperation.
5. The South Korean government selected 65 core technologies in three major areas: semiconductors, batteries, and vaccines, to provide intensive support.
6. Today marks 대서, meaning ‘the big heat’, as the highest temperature during the day on Thursday soared to a maximum of 38 degrees with heat wave advisory being expanded nationwide.