South Korea has no plans yet to purchase foreign COVID-19 vaccines

# 19:15
21 August 2020

South Korea has not yet made any decision regarding the purchase of foreign vaccines against the coronavirus, Ambassador to Russia Lee Sok-bae said in an interview, APA reports quoting Sputnik.

"The strategy of the government of the Republic of Korea is to support the development our own vaccine and to ensure quick export of foreign vaccines, but no exact decision has been made so far on the purchase of foreign vaccines", Lee said.

South Korea is pursuing a policy of "everyday life vaccination”, which envisions strict compliance with hygiene rules and social distancing, the ambassador explained.

"We believe that prevention measures can be safer than quick development of a vaccine", Lee added.