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the UK, where 'With Corona' is being implemented, the number of new COVID-19 cases again exceeded 40,000 within a month, and more than half of the recent cases are under the age of 17. It turns out that the spread is strong in the group. Meanwhile, Pfizer applied to the US FDA for emergency use of the vaccine for children aged 5 to 11 years.

Correspondent Lee Seong-hoon.

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number of new cases of COVID-19 in the UK has risen to 47,01.

It is the highest number since the 6th of last month, and it again surpassed 40,000 in a month.

In the UK, which switched the quarantine guidelines to 'with Corona' early in July, the mandatory wearing of masks at schools has been lifted.

UK Education Minister Nadim Zahawi said, "If the COVID-19 situation worsens in winter, we may wear masks again at school."

The use of masks has been reintroduced in schools in the Cambridgeshire area, where the number of confirmed cases is already rapidly increasing.

In the United States, it seems that kindergarteners and elementary school students will be able to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

U.S. pharmaceutical company Pfizer and Germany's Biontech have applied to the U.S. FDA for emergency use of a coronavirus vaccine for children aged 5-11.

When the fall semester starts and kindergarten and elementary school students who are attending school every day get the vaccine, the US health authorities are expecting that the spread of COVID-19 will naturally slow down.

Final approval is expected between Halloween and Thanksgiving.