South Korea to extend current social distancing measures for 2 weeks

Feb 26 2021 03:50 PM
South Korea to extend current social distancing measures for 2 weeks

 In view of increasing corona cases, South Korea will extend its current social distancing measures for another two weeks. 

South Korea has confirmed nearly 89,000 COVID-19 cases so far, with over 1,500 fatalities. Considering  the scary corona cases, Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun on Friday said,  "The government will decide to extend the current distancing levels for another two weeks starting next week during today's meeting." Restrictions on small businesses, such as restaurants and cafes, will also remain in place for another two weeks.

The government lowered social distancing across the country by one level, while maintaining a ban on gatherings of five or more people on February 15.  In the metropolitan area, level 2 of social distancing is currently in place. The rest of the country will be under level 1.5. 

The measures were supposed to end on February 28, however, the authorities decided to extend them. The government previously said it could either increase, prolong or weaken the level of social distancing after February 28.

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