South Korea begins mass immunization drive against coronavirus
- South Korea began a mass immunization drive by giving coronavirus shots from AstraZeneca to staff and residents at nursing homes.
- Authorities plan to inoculate 70% of the population of 52 million by November.
- Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun Chung said authorities would also extend social distancing rules by two weeks nationwide, including a ban on private gatherings of five or more people.
- More than 5,000 caregivers and patients in care facilities were set for the first vaccinations.