In Europe, the cumulative death toll from the coronavirus has surpassed 1.5 million. While the European Union recommends expanding the vaccine booster dose, France has extended the booster dose to all adults.
This news will be delivered by reporter Kang Cheong-wan.
Germany’s new daily number of new COVID-19 cases reached 75,961, which is another record high.
The cumulative death toll has surpassed 100,000, making it the fourth European country with more than 100,000 deaths after the UK, Italy and France.
With this, the cumulative number of deaths from COVID-19 in Europe since the COVID-19 pandemic has surpassed 1.5 million.
Amid the explosive spread of the virus, the European Union and related authorities have recommended vaccination, especially booster shots, as a solution.
[우르줄라 폰데어라이엔/유럽연합 집행위원장 : 부스터샷은 기존 예방 접종보다 훨씬 더 높은 수준의 예방 효과를 제공합니다. 많은 입원과 사망을 예방할 것입니다.]
France, which recorded the highest number of new confirmed cases in seven months, expanded the target of booster shot vaccination to all adults and made it mandatory again to wear a mask indoors.
Vaccination plans for children are also expanding.
The European Medicines Agency has recommended the approval of the Pfizer vaccine for use in children aged 5 to 11 years.
[마르코 카발레리/유럽의약품청장 : 3천 명의 어린이를 대상으로 화이자 백신 접종 임상시험이
이뤄졌지만 그 어떤 심각한 증상도 발견되지 않았습니다.]
The EU Commission has proposed a plan to set the validity period of the vaccination certificate used in the EU to 9 months, and to extend it only after receiving a booster shot.
Previously, the European Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommended a booster vaccination within six months of completing the vaccination.