Seoul: South Korea determined Friday (Might 21) to increase its tightened quarantine measures for 3 extra weeks over the persevering with COVID-19 pandemic right here, particularly within the Seoul metropolitan space.
Underneath the nation`s five-tier social-distancing tips, the third-highest Degree 2 might be saved in place until June 13 within the capital Seoul and its surrounding Gyeonggi province, with Degree 1.5 to be positioned in different areas, in response to the well being authorities.
The ban on any gatherings of 5 or extra individuals might be maintained throughout the nation for 3 extra weeks.
The toughened social-distancing guidelines have been prolonged six instances since February 15 amid the lingering fear about small cluster infections, particularly within the capital space.
Within the newest tally, the nation reported 561 extra confirmed instances of COVID-19 up to now 24 hours, elevating the overall tally to 134,678.
The day by day common caseload for the previous week was 614.Of the brand new instances, 171 have been Seoul residents and 161 have been individuals residing in Gyeonggi province.
Within the larger Seoul space, the operation of leisure amenities equivalent to nightclubs is prohibited.
In different areas, native governments are allowed to let the amenities run till 10:00 pm or with out cut-off dates in response to the severity of the native epidemic state of affairs.
The opening hours for multi-use amenities, equivalent to eating places, cafes, indoor sports activities amenities and karaoke rooms, are shortened to till 10:00 pm within the capital space, whereas no restriction is imposed elsewhere.
No restriction is imposed nationwide on the enterprise hours of different multi-use amenities, which embody film theatres, web cafes, personal cram faculties, classrooms, amusement parks, magnificence outlets and low cost retailers.
Underneath the Degree 2 tips, sports activities occasions are allowed to promote as much as 10 p.c of the mixed tickets.
Non secular amenities could be stuffed to as much as 20 p.c of their seating capability.
The utmost variety of attendees for marriage ceremony and funeral ceremonies is 100 below Degree 2, and the general public bathhouse is allowed to open till 10:00 pm.