Overall, the number of new confirmed cases is decreasing, but the number of new confirmed cases today (26th) is expected to reach 300 as the number of confirmed cases related to unauthorized education facilities by missions organizations mentioned earlier continues to appear.

In particular, nine confirmed patients were recently confirmed to be infected with the mutant virus, which is another anxiety factor.

The quarantine authorities are taking a cautious approach to easing quarantine measures. 

This is Nam Joo-hyun.


There were 9 cases of mutant virus infections that were further confirmed since the 18th, including 4 in the UK, 3 in South Africa, and 2 in Brazil.

Seven were confirmed during the quarantine stage, and the other two were confirmed at the post-entry examination.

The cumulative confirmed case increased to 27.

It is worth noting that the country from which the confirmed mutant virus originated has diversified not only to the corresponding country, but also to Maldives, Ghana, Zimbabwe, and Malawi.

You can see that the mutant virus is spreading rapidly around the world.

Last week, the average number of patients per day fell to 384, the level 2 criterion, but that's why health authorities aren't slowing down.

[Kwon Deok-cheol/Minister of Health and Welfare: It is winter and a mutant virus may be introduced, and the mitigation of (quarantine) measures should be carefully reviewed.] The

corona 19 vaccination timetable for the formation of collective immunity is a little more. Has been embodied.

The first vaccination will begin in the first quarter for residents of nursing hospitals and elderly medical welfare facilities, workers in high-risk medical institutions, in the second quarter, seniors aged 65 and older and workers in medical institutions, and in the third quarter, adults with chronic diseases and adults aged 19 to 64 years old.

In the fourth quarter, the second vaccination is given to those who have not received the vaccine until the third quarter.