South Korea begins effort to live with Covid-19 as it rolls out first vaccine passport scheme for high-risk venues — RT World News
South Korea’s first steps in creating a world with citizens have been announced by Covid-19. It lays out plans to eliminate operating-hour curfews and create a vaccine passport system for high-risk locations.
The country’s first national day will be November 1. “first step of resuming our normal life,”Kim Boo Kyum, Prime Minister of Korea, announced the news at a televised cabinet meeting. But he cautioned that the citizens should be careful “must be aware that this doesn’t mean the fight against coronavirus is over,” it’s simply a “new beginning.”
Officials hope that the restrictions can be lifted by February as they expand the country’s inoculation program amid rising daily infections. The first phase will go into effect Monday.
South Korea has exceeded its goal to vaccinate 70% of its 52 million population. On October 23, at most, 79% received a Covid jab. The Asian nation, despite not being placed under lockdown, has faced a fourth wave in Covid cases. Restrictions have been implemented to stop the spread.
South Korea has implemented a Covid passport program on high-risk venues. This includes bars, clubs and gyms as well as karaoke bars. It requires attendees to present proof of vaccinations or negative results from the last 48 hours. It is intended to minimize the possibility of an outbreak of coronavirus infection again.
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KMA, the Korean Medical Association has cautioned that the effort to change to Covid living could lead to an increase of infections and put strain on our healthcare system.
South Korea, which has suffered more than 350,000 confirmed cases and 288 deaths from the virus since its outbreak, is listed in the World Health Organization’s data.
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