Biden will nominate Anthony Blinken to be secretary of state and Jake Sullivan as national security adviser.
One North Korean male was reportedly captured, but the high alert remained until the situation was investigated.
The investigation first began in 2017 following a complaint by a mother in South Korea who claimed her child developed a kidney disease after eating an undercooked meat patty sold by the fast food giant.
Japan and South Korea, U.S. allies in the post-World War II era, do not share President Donald Trump's tough anti-China position and have sought better ties with the People's Republic, even as major challenges persist.
"After reviewing death cases so far, it is not the time to suspend a flu vaccination program since vaccination is very crucial this year, considering ... the COVID-19 outbreak," Jeong Eun-Kyung, director of the KDCA, said during a briefing this week.
Of the total deaths reported following vaccination, 46 were believed to have no link to the flu shot, according to South Korean health officials.
The Indonesian national broke out of a quarantine facility in the South Korea capital city Seoul just one day before he was set to complete two weeks of mandatory isolation.
The Southern official was shot dead by North Korean soldiers last week when found adrift in waters off the coast of the peninsula.
The former bodyguard of then–North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong Il, says he fears for his life if he is deported to South Korea, after being denied asylum in Canada.
The incident took place in Seoul, South Korea, where masks have been required on public transport since May.
Kim Yo Jong will be directing "overall state affairs," including relations with the U.S. and South Korea, according to the South's National Intelligence Agency.
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South Korea suffered one of the first major COVID-19 outbreaks outside of China.
The U.S. currently has the most confirmed cases and deaths in the world.
There are currently 166 potential COVID-19 vaccines being developed across the globe.
South Korea now has 13,771 confirmed virus infections, while the U.S. has more than 3.7 million.
Kim—the sister of dictator Kim Jong Un—oversaw the destruction of the building in June in retaliation for propaganda balloons floated into the North by defector groups in the South.
The exact cause of the death of Seoul Mayor Park Won-sun remains under investigation.
The 64-year-old mayor was recently facing sexual harassment allegations, according to local media.
The mayor's cell phone signal was reported to have been last detected in the Sungbuk neighborhood of Seoul.
Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui said on Saturday North Korea's policy wouldn't change and U.S. negotiations will not continue.
"Unification has meant, for both North and South, the return to the undivided past," Sang Sin Lee, who authored the survey, told Newsweek. "I think we are in need of soul searching."
Tensions are high on the Korean peninsula after months of failed negotiations and amid a spat over propaganda balloons floated North by defector groups.
North Korea's Central Military Commission "took stock of the prevailing situation and suspended the military action plans against the south."
South Korea has seen 30 to 50 new cases a day, mostly in the densely populated capital city.
South Korean officials on Monday encouraged North Korea to halt plans to send 12 million propaganda leaflets over the border, saying the act would be a violation of a 2018 agreement between the two countries.
The South Korean national security adviser said the publication of Bolton's book sets a "dangerous precedent" in international diplomacy.
The fliers aim to "inform North Koreans about the truth of the Korean War," according to the leader of a defector group.
The North Korean military had threatened to re-occupy areas demilitarized under a 2018 agreement as relations on the peninsula deteriorate.