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COVID-19 issues extended talk Updated: 2021-10-26 10:57:33 KST

HAVING COVERED Korea's exit strategy in relative detail let's now take a look at similar strategies elsewhere.
Min-jung I understand you'll be sharing with us efforts over in Portugal which is a country that we here in the studio have not covered right?

Right now, many are keeping a close eye on Portugal.

The country recently lifted many of its COVID-19 restrictions in a move to return to normality.
Nightlife venues reopened, and operating hour restrictions were lifted for businesses.
They've seen thousands of soccer fans enjoying games, with a 30 percent capacity limit on sports stadiums now lifted.
Despite the easing of restrictions,.. the country did not see a surge in new infections.
Experts say this is mainly due to its high vaccination rate, as nearly 87 percent of the population have been fully vaccinated.

Restrictions are also being lifted in Japan, where cases are starting to drop.
People in Tokyo may now eat and drink at restaurants and bars, late into the evening.
Up until last week, dining establishments had to close early and could not serve alcohol past 8 PM.

But it's important to remember that cases can always rebound once Korea begins to ease restrictions.
Countries that did so relatively early compared to the rest of the world, like the UK and Singapore, are seeing fresh surges.
All the more reason to stay on our toes.

Now Soa we talked about Moderna vaccines that have been manufactured here in the country to be distributed nationwide soon WHILE in the U.S. the efficacy of that vaccine has been witnessed in children as young as six?
Tell us more.

- Moderna efficacy 6-11

- EU approves Moderna booster shots

- China to vaccinate children as young as 3

Thank you.
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