<Anchor> As of

today (23rd), 70% of the entire nation has completed the Corona 19 vaccine.

It didn't start very quickly, but it gradually picked up.

The trend of patient occurrence has also been stable at first, so it is gaining momentum in preparations for a step-by-step daily recovery.

Reporter Kim Deok-hyun reports.


[(The first vaccination in Korea on February 26th) It is said that it is the first time, so it feels a bit like a sense of duty (I feel)]

On February 26th, the first vaccine was injected with AstraZeneca to nursing facility users and staff 239 Within one day, 70% of the total population in Korea completed the second dose.

With Corona, the conditions for a step-by-step daily recovery transition have been met.

The inoculation completion rate, which was around 10% in early July, increased rapidly as the second inoculation started in earnest from the third quarter, and jumped 10 percentage points in 11 days after the 12th, when it exceeded 60%.

In the beginning, it was pointed out that the introduction of the vaccine was delayed compared to other countries, but it also surpassed the completion rate of vaccination in major countries such as the UK, Israel and Germany, which started vaccination in December of last year.

Discussions on the transition to the quarantine system are also expected to accelerate next month.

The draft new quarantine system to be released on the 25th is known to include measures to lift the restrictions on business hours for restaurants and cafes, and to temporarily introduce an inoculation certificate and voice confirmation system for high-risk facilities such as entertainment facilities.

We are also discussing ways to loosen the regulations if the vaccination completion rate is higher, and the goal of the health authorities is to achieve 80% inoculation completion rate in November.

[Lee Ki-il/Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasures Headquarters 1st Controller (Yesterday): Step-by-step mitigation by comprehensively considering the quarantine situation such as medical response capacity, the ratio of critically ill/deaths, and the increase in the number of confirmed cases…

.] At the

obstetrics and gynecology department in Gangdong-gu, Seoul, 25 people including doctors, mothers and family members were infected, and the number of new patients was 1,508.

As of Friday, the number fell to 1,500 for the first time in 12 weeks, maintaining a stable trend.

(Video coverage: Kang Dong-cheol, video editing: Lee Seung-yeol)

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