Jung Eun-kyung, “It may be difficult to recover from the second stage of daily life… Quarantine can be strengthened”


Jung Eun-kyung, director of the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, predicted today (11th) that it may be difficult to switch to the second stage of gradual daily recovery.

Commissioner Jung attended the plenary session of the National Assembly Health and Welfare Committee today and answered a question from Rep. Shin Hyun-young of the Democratic Party of Korea, ‘If the number of confirmed cases is increasing, it may be difficult to go to stage 2. We can continue or strengthen quarantine measures.”

Commissioner Jeong said, “Currently, the number of patients with severe cases is increasing, so we are closely monitoring it, and it has been about 10 days (after the first stage of daily recovery was implemented), so we will review the phase transitions and measures while monitoring the progress.”

Commissioner Jeong said that he is also considering shortening the inoculation interval for those in their 50s and older who are subject to additional vaccinations (booster shots).

He said, “Currently, workers in nursing hospital facilities receive booster vaccinations every five months, and experts agree on shortening the vaccination interval for those eligible for the second stage booster vaccination. will,” he explained.

Regarding the shortening period, he replied, “We are considering shortening it by another month,” suggesting the possibility that the inoculation interval will be adjusted from the current 6 months to 5 months.

(Photo = National Assembly Photo Reporters, Yonhap News)


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