Quarantine is being stepped up in South Korea. In particular, the country limits the number of participants in private gatherings and imposes restrictions on the operation of cafes and restaurants to counter the spread of Covid-19. Yonhap reported that with reference to Prime Minister Kim Boo-kyum.
"South Korea will limit private gatherings to six people in the capital area and eight in other regions for four weeks starting next week, Prime Minister Kim Boo-kyum said Friday, reversing an easing of distancing rules adopted under the "living with COVID-19" scheme last month," the message reads.
Most community facilities, including restaurants and cafes, will be added to the list of businesses that require confirmation of vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test for entry. Currently, the list includes karaoke, public baths, indoor gyms, bars and nightclubs, horse racing and cycling courses, as well as casinos.
"The government will focus on firmly reinforcing the dike (against COVID-19) for the next four weeks. Even after today, the government will regularly assess all antivirus conditions and, if necessary, take swift measures to strengthen the antivirus campaign at any time," he added.
The Prime Minister called on the elderly to get a booster shot of the coronavirus vaccine and teenagers to get vaccinated, saying that vaccines are the best protection against the disease. He also asked companies to work at home as much as possible by the end of the year.