Today (8th), the number of new corona cases is expected to be around 2,200. Although the spread of the virus is still there, the government is in a position to push ahead with the phased recovery of daily life as planned. He revealed a specific timetable for the first time, saying that it will be possible to start a gradual recovery from the 9th of next month.

Reporter Park Soo-jin.


The conditions for a gradual recovery of daily life suggested by the government are that 70% of the people, 80% of adults, and 90% of those aged 60 and over complete the vaccination.

Currently, the national vaccination completion rate is 55.5%, 64.5% for adults, and 88.3% for the elderly.

Jung Eun-kyung, director of the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, predicted that these conditions would be met on the 25th of this month.

[Kang Ki-yoon / People's Strength Representative (National Assembly Health and Welfare Committee) Looking at the current trend, do you think the October 25 goal will be achieved?]

[Jung Eun-kyung / Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Yes. It is expected that it will be possible in the week of October 25th, the beginning of the week.] After

14 days of antibody formation, the next day, around the 9th of next month, was considered as the entry point for the gradual recovery of daily life.

[Ganggiyun / the national forces legislators (Parliament Health bokjiwi): November 09 shipment arriving are several conditions that can go to the "Weed Corona," From then staged daily recovery will enable, this's talk]

[jeongeungyeong / disease Manager of Management Office: It is saying that we can start.]

Even if the number of confirmed cases per day increases to around 5,000, we plan to proceed as planned.

For a step-by-step recovery of daily life, a plan is being discussed to change the Corona epidemic index from the confirmed case center to the severe and fatality rate, and to simplify the distance from the current 4 to 2 and 3 steps.

As with the flu, measures to operate social distancing only when a pandemic advisory is issued are also being considered.

It is highly likely that the number of facilities, business hours, and number of gatherings will gradually increase, rather than solving the quarantine rules all at once.

The quarantine authorities will hold a second public hearing in the fourth week of this month to gather opinions from various fields and come up with specific measures.