Obligatory vaccination to be used overseas: The DONG-A ILBO
The South Korean military announced in a report submitted to the Defense Committee on Monday that it is considering a measure to filter those vaccinated against COVID-19 as final candidates for expatriation. The latest move appears to be a follow-up to the mass outbreak of COVID that happened to 301 unvaccinated sailors aboard the warship ROKS Munmu the Great. For the unvaccinated soldiers already stationed abroad, the South Korean military authorities added that they are considering vaccination on site or early rotation. According to the military, of 1,010 soldiers serving abroad, 56 have not yet received any coronavirus vaccinations.
“We had an extensive on-site review of vaccine shipments (where the 34th contingent of the Cheonghae Unit is stationed), but we suffered from a lack of cooperation from Oman, where the warship usually pays a visit,” Defense Secretary Seo Wook said during the National Defense Committee on Monday. “Securing local vaccines from Oman was not an option, and they (Oman) didn’t let us bring South Korean vaccines to vaccinate our soldiers, and we faced restrictions on local vaccinations.”
The ruling and opposition parties argued over a statement by Minister Seo that the Cheonghae unit had successfully carried out its mission. In line with the Defense Minister’s remarks, MP Ahn Gyu-baek of the ruling Korean Democratic Party said the outbreak was “out of control”, claiming that the military was bullied for minor mistakes and that mistakes were part of work-level operations. This was contradicted by MPs Seong Il-jong and Shin Won-shik of the People Power Party, saying that it was simply wrong for the commanders to report a success to the public from this quarantine failure, and called it “a historical disgrace for South Korea in the world “. History of the World Sea War. “