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South Korean authorities to ease quarantine restrictions

26.05.2021 123 просмотров

For vaccinated citizens of South Korea, the mask regime in the open air will be canceled in July.


Citizens of the Republic of Korea who received the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine will be exempted from the mandatory wearing of masks outdoors from July. The Central Disaster Management Headquarters said on Wednesday that the decision was made to stimulate the country's vaccination campaign, which began in late February. in events with more than four people. As of June 1, for those who are fully or partially vaccinated, restrictions on the number of participants in meetings of close relatives are also lifted, which currently stands at a maximum of eight people.

According to South Korean Prime Minister Kim Boo-kyeom , health authorities are planning to completely review the quarantine measures at the end of September, when more than 70% of the population is expected to be vaccinated with the first dose of the vaccine. In particular, the mandatory wearing of masks in enclosed spaces may be cancelled.

According to the National Agency for Disease Control and Prevention, 707 new cases of coronavirus infection were registered in the country on May 25. The total number of cases since the beginning of the pandemic amounted to 137 thousand.

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