• S. Korea Could Implement 'Living With COVID' Strategy In November
KDCA Commissioner Jeong Eun-kyeong speaks about the COVID-19 situation during a parlimentary audit. 
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South Korea will be able to implement a new COVID-19 strategy that focuses on learning to live with virus next month, the chief of the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency announced Thursday.

KDCA Commissioner Jeong Eun-kyeong told the parliamentary health committee during an audit of her agency that the government's goal of fully vaccinating 70 percent of the population will likely be reached by the end of October.

That means by the second week of November, herd immunity against the novel coronavirus will be achieved.

Jeong said once immunity is created and there's more infection control, the country should be able to "gradually return to normal life."

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