2021-08-30

South Korea’s single-day new cases remain four-digit for 55 consecutive days, government announces anti-epidemic subsidy plan

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(Fighting New Coronary Pneumonia) South Korea’s single-day number of new cases remains four-digit for 55 consecutive days. The government announces the anti-epidemic subsidy plan

China News Service, Seoul, August 30 (Reporter Liu Xu) Central Korea The Anti-epidemic Countermeasures Headquarters reported on August 30, local time, that as of 0:00 that day, South Korea had newly confirmed 1,487 new cases of new coronary pneumonia compared with the previous day, with a total of 25,051 confirmed cases. The number of new cases in a single day has remained four-digit for 55 consecutive days, and the epidemic situation may deteriorate further at any time.

South Korea’s single-day new cases remain four-digit for 55 consecutive days, government announces anti-epidemic subsidy plan

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p > On the same day, the South Korean government announced a new round of anti-epidemic subsidy plan, which will provide 250,000 won (approximately RMB 1,388.65) anti-epidemic subsidies to about 88% of its citizens. Related work will be officially launched on the 6th of next month. The income standard for dividing recipients is calculated based on the personal payment of medical insurance premiums for each household in June this year. There is no upper limit on the subsidy received by each household. In addition, if a foreigner is registered as a co-resident of his country and has joined medical insurance, he can also receive subsidies.

In view of the fact that the fourth wave of the new crown epidemic in South Korea has not shown a significant weakening momentum, the South Korean government is currently focusing on accelerating the speed of vaccination. According to data released by the Korean New Crown Vaccination Promotion Group on the 30th, a total of 28,641,079 people in South Korea received the first dose of the new crown vaccine, accounting for 55.8% of the total population. A total of 14,619,071 people completed the two doses of vaccination, accounting for 28.5% of the total population.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on the same day that the current speed of vaccination in South Korea is accelerating, and 70% of the nationals will complete the first dose before the Mid-Autumn Festival and the second dose before the end of October is expected to be achieved. In addition, according to the decision of experts and the epidemic prevention department, South Korea will start the third dose of vaccination as soon as possible, and the scope of vaccination will be expanded from senior citizens to high-risk groups such as epidemic prevention medical personnel. (End)