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a time to be especially careful even if you catch a cold and cough. There were 1,600 new cases of COVID-19. It is much lower than when the number exceeded 3,000 just after the Chuseok holiday. I hope to maintain this downward trend and take one step at a time by easing the distance next week and a step-by-step recovery of daily life next month.

Correspondent Park Chan-geun.

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series of infections continued at a construction site in Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul, where the first confirmed case was confirmed on the 4th, the number of related confirmed cases increased to 40.

[Park Yu-mi / Seoul City Citizen Health Bureau Director (Yesterday): Employees shared a changing room and toilet, and for convenience, designated a nearby restaurant and used it together… .] Although the

number of infected people with unknown routes of infection and large and small group infections continues, the average daily number of confirmed cases in Korea is steadily decreasing by 4 to 500 each week.

There were concerns that the number of confirmed cases could increase significantly in the aftermath of the three-day National Foundation Day and Hangeul Day holidays, but the number of confirmed cases decreased to the level before Chuseok.

This is interpreted as a positive sign ahead of a new distance starting the day after the 18th (18th) and a phased routine recovery scheduled for next month.

To date, the completion rate of vaccination is 63.9% of the population, with only 3.13 million more being vaccinated, reaching 70% to start a phased routine recovery.

The quarantine authorities urged them to maintain the tension in the quarantine as the spread of the virus could increase again in the process of easing the distance and recovering in a step-by-step manner.

In the midst of this, the advisory body of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommended that the Janssen vaccine be also used for booster shots, that is, booster vaccinations, so it is expected that additional vaccinations of Janssen vaccines will be possible soon in Korea.

(Video coverage: Lim Dong-guk, video editing: Kim Jun-hee, CG: Jo Su-in·Shim Soo-hyun)   

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