Speaking at the first Cabinet meeting of the year on Tuesday, he said South Korea is passing the peak of the third wave.
And from February, the country will be in a better position to fight the virus thanks to vaccines and treatments.
Through approval from the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety, we can start vaccinations as early as next month. The development of domestically-made treatments are also awaiting conditional approval. The government will do its best to restore normalcy as a New Year’s gift.
President Moon said the country will not lower its guard, stressing the need to stabilize people’s livelihoods.
He said the government will support small businesses and the self-employed through another batch of emergency relief funds starting next week.
President Moon added that South Korea’s aim in 2021 is to achieve a swift economic recovery.