South Korea's Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) announced on Saturday that the country's authorities have fully vaccinated 70% of the population, APA reports quoting Yonhap.
The total number of people vaccinated comes to about 35.94 million, the Yonhap news agency reported citing KDCA.
The country also plans to weaken certain COVID-19 restrictions at the start of November and introduce the "Living with COVID-19" scheme which will ease social distancing measures, according to the agency.
By the start of next week, the country's government will outline plans to reach the 85% fully vaccinated mark and thus reach herd-immunity.
Booster shots are yet to be enforced, however discussions on their introduction for people over the age of 60 have commenced, Yonhap reported.