S.Korea To Extend Social-Distancing Rules At Third-Highest Level For Two Weeks

SEOUL, Feb 26 (NNN-YONHAP) – South Korea’s quarantine authorities said today, it will extend the country’s five-tier social-distancing rules, at the third-highest level in the Seoul metropolitan area for two weeks.

The Level 2 social-distancing guidelines will be kept in place for two more weeks, till Mar 14, in the greater Seoul area, according to the Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasure Headquarters.

Crowded facilities, such as cafes, restaurants and fitness centres, will be allowed to open until 10:00 p.m. in Seoul, and its Gyeonggi province. Restrictions will be lifted on the operation of movie theatres, internet cafes, study rooms, amusement parks, beauty shops and other outlets.

In non-metropolitan areas, the social-distancing campaign will be maintained at Level 1.5, for two more weeks. No private gathering of five or more, will be permitted in Seoul and the non-metropolitan regions, except for gathering of direct families.

Six risky entertainment facilities, including nightclubs, will be allowed to open until 10:00 p.m. across the country. In the latest tally, the country reported 406 more cases of COVID-19 for the past 24 hours, raising the total number of infections to 88,922.

For the past week, the daily average number of locally transmitted cases was 373.9. It was down 15.9 percent from the previous week.



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