South Korea relaxes some epidemic prevention measures and extends business hours

South Korea’s anti-epidemic department announced on February 6 that it would relax some of the anti-epidemic measures for non-capital areas, including restaurants, cafes, indoor gyms, and other businesses. The closing time will be extended from the current 21:00 to 22:00; the capital area Regions and Gwangju still target the business end time at 21 o’clock. The above adjustment measures will be implemented from next Monday (February 8), and it is expected that 580,000 merchants will be able to extend their business hours.

Recently, the number of newly diagnosed new coronary pneumonia cases in South Korea in a single day is about 400, and the confirmed cases in the capital area account for the majority. According to the South Korean health department’s report on the 6th, South Korea had 393 new confirmed cases of new coronary pneumonia on the 5th, of which 366 were newly confirmed in the local area and 247 were newly confirmed in the metropolitan area.

At present, South Korea’s metropolitan area still implements the second highest level of epidemic prevention-level 2.5, and the non-capital area is level 2 In addition, South Korea will continue to ban gatherings of 5 or more people. The above measures will be implemented at least after the Spring Festival holiday, that is, after February 14.

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