[연합뉴스 이 시각 헤드라인] – 07:30

■ Omicron already clustered in Europe… “Worried about the first immune evasion mutation”

In Europe, the new coronavirus infection (COVID-19) is spreading rapidly, with a new mutant Omicron cluster infection. Countries are hastening to respond by expanding the target of booster vaccination and strengthening entry restrictions. In Portugal on the 29th (local time), 13 people, including players and employees of Belenenses, a professional soccer team, caught Omicron in a group, raising concerns about local infection. In the Netherlands, a couple of 61 passengers who tested positive after arriving from South Africa were caught on a flight to Spain after being quarantined at a hotel for three days. The first cases were confirmed in Spain and Sweden. In the UK, 8 additional cases of Omicron infections have been reported, bringing the total to 11. Experts feared that it could be the first immune evasion mutation, expecting a faster rate of spread of Omicron.

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UK re-mandatory wearing of masks for ‘Omicron mutation’

LONDON (AP = Yonhap News) On the 28th (local time) in London, England, Regent Street, a busy street, is seen wearing a mask while it is full of citizens. With the new mutation ‘Omicron’ confirmed in countries around the world, including the UK, the UK government announced that it will be mandatory again to wear a mask on public transport from the 30th. 2021.11.29 [email protected]

■ Powell: “Omicron mutation poses downside risk to economy and employment”

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell predicted on the 29th (local time) that the novel coronavirus infection (COVID-19) Omicron mutation could pose a threat to the US economy. “The recent increase in COVID-19 cases and the emergence of omicron mutations pose downside risks to employment and economic activity,” CNBC reported. He added that the omicron mutation “increased inflation uncertainty” and “will remain committed to the price stability target.”

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■ Pfizer CEO “Corona treatment pill will be effective for Omicron”

Albert Bulla, CEO of US pharmaceutical company Pfizer, said on the 29th (local time) that Pfizer’s new coronavirus infection (COVID-19) pill treatment would be effective against Omicron mutation. “The good news about our treatment is that it was designed with the majority of mutations in the spike protein in mind,” Bula said on CNBC, referring to Pfizer’s oral antiviral drug Paxrovid. said. “So I have a very high level of confidence that our oral treatment will not be affected by this mutant virus,” he said.

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■ U.S. Department of Defense “South Korea’s nuclear umbrella policy remains unchanged… Expansion deterrence is important”

The US Department of Defense reaffirmed the fact that there is no change in its nuclear umbrella policy for deterring North Korea. At a briefing on the 29th (local time), Deputy Defense Minister Mara Kalin said, “Expanded deterrence is absolutely important” and “there is nothing to say about any changes.” . Referring to Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin’s visit to Korea, Deputy Secretary Carlin added, “Secretary Austin will conduct productive discussions, including deterrence policies.”

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■ Jae-myung Lee visits the space to support start-ups… No. 1 Recruitment Direct Announcement

Democratic Party presidential candidate Lee Jae-myung visits ‘Maker Space’, a startup support space in Jung-gu, Seoul on the afternoon of the 30th. A maker space is a space that supports equipment and facilities so that those who are preparing to start a business can make a prototype using a 3D printer, etc. Candidate Lee is expected to have a conversation with prospective founders using actual facilities and discuss future manufacturing support directions tailored to the era of the 4th industrial revolution. In the morning, Candidate Lee announced the appointment of Cho Dong-yeon (39), a professor of military affairs at Seogyeong University, as the co-election chairperson at the Democratic Party of Yeouido in the morning. He is the No. 1 external recruitment of the previous captain.

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■ Seok-Yeol Yoon, 2nd day midfield attack in Cheongju… Young Entrepreneurs Meeting

People’s Power Presidential Candidate Yoon Seok-yeol will visit Cheongju on the 30th, the second day of his visit to the Chungcheong region. This is the third visit after Sejong and Daejeon, where Yoon visited as the “son of Chungcheong” the day before. Candidate Yoon will hold a meeting with young entrepreneurs and young cultural artists at the Cheongju High-tech Cultural Industrial Complex in Cheongwon-gu, Cheongju this afternoon. Following the ‘talk concert’ with young people at a cafe in Yuseong-gu, Daejeon the day before, the youth event will be held for five days in a row. Candidate Yoon holds a ‘regional development meeting’ with residents at Cheongju International Airport in the morning.

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■ National Assembly Preliminary Committee, budget review ends today… Attempts to reach a final settlement

The opposition and opposition parties try to reach a negotiation on the 30-day deadline for budget review activities. The National Assembly Preliminary Committee will discuss the size of the budget for next year’s budget through consultations between the ruling and opposition parties on the same day as the statutory deadline for budget review. The Democratic Party has a position that local currency should be issued more than this year (21 trillion won) and the budget should also be significantly increased, but the power of the people is demanding efficient budget execution. As a result, there is an observation that it is unclear whether the Preliminary Committee will be able to vote on the budget on the same day, the deadline for activities. If the budget for the next year is not approved by the preparatory committee, the next year’s budget is automatically submitted to the plenary session according to the National Assembly Act. However, if the Speaker of the National Assembly has consulted with the representative of a negotiating group, the opposition and opposition parties may submit a budget amendment for the plenary session.

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■ 24,000 people excluding health insurance dependents due to rising house prices… 4.8% of all dropouts

According to a tentative tally this year, about 24,000 people will drop out of health insurance dependents due to an increase in property such as a surge in real estate prices and an increase in publicly available prices. This is an increase of about 40% compared to last year. Contrary to the initial expectation that many people would lose their dependent qualifications due to a rise in house prices, in reality only 4.8% of all those who lost their dependents were converted from dependents to local insurers due to an increase in their wealth, and had to pay new health insurance premiums starting in December. According to the business data reported to the National Assembly by the Health Insurance Corporation on the 30th, the November amount reflecting the increase in income last year (interest, dividend, business, earned income, housing rental income, etc.) As a result of applying new insurance premiums for local subscribers, it was tentatively analyzed that 949,408 people lost their dependent qualifications. This is about 2.7% of all dependents (18.46 million people).

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■ Rain or snow all over the country… Temperatures drop sharply in the afternoon

Tuesday, the 30th, will be cloudy and raining across the country. In the metropolitan area, inland of Gangwon, inland of western Gyeongsang, and mountainous areas of Jeju Island, there may be places where the rain turns into snow as the temperature drops from the afternoon. In the western region, including the metropolitan area, until morning, there may be places with gusts of wind and rain accompanied by thunder and lightning in other parts of the country during the day. The expected precipitation is 20 to 60 mm in the southern coast, near Mt. Jiri, Jeju Island, and 5 to 40 mm in the rest of the country. The highest temperature during the day was predicted to be between 8 and 16 degrees. Starting this afternoon, cold air from the northwest will gradually descend to the south, and the temperature will drop sharply, so take care of your health.

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■ Yeom Su-jeong, the Catholic Archbishop of Seoul, resigns today… Lee Im Mass at Myeongdong Cathedral

On the 30th, Cardinal Yeom Su-jeong (78) will step down from the Catholic Archdiocese of Seoul. The Catholic Archdiocese of Seoul will congratulate the 13th Archdiocese of Seoul, Cardinal Andrea Yeom Su-jeong, at 10 am on the same day at Myeong-dong Cathedral in Seoul. Cardinal Yeom, who became the Archbishop of Seoul in June 2012, has served as the head of the diocese for over 9 years. After Cardinal Yeom retired, Archbishop Jeong Sun-taek (60) took over the baton as the new Archbishop of Seoul and started his activities.

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