fact, the spread is continuing across the country, but airports and highways were crowded with people during the holiday season. We are also strengthening quarantine measures at each summer resort.
Reporter Hyung-woo Jeon covered the scene.
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morning of the 24th, Gimpo Airport domestic departure hall.
It is crowded with people who want to leave the metropolitan area for the weekend in full-fledged summer vacation.
[Kim Tae-hyung / Seocho-gu, Seoul: There are few opportunities for the whole family to be together, so I decided to take this opportunity to take a vacation and go together. There are 6 people including my brother's family, so we have to sit separately.]
Last week, about 430,000 passengers at Gimpo Airport, and the distance from the metropolitan area was raised to level 4, but it is at a similar level to before.
The highway rest area was also full of vehicles heading to the resort.
[Jeon Su-jin / Ansan-si, Gyeonggi-do: The weather is too hot for the children and it is too difficult to stay at home. We try to go to the less crowded side.] The
Road Corporation predicted that traffic on major highways this weekend will be significantly above the average for the past month.
With the holiday season in full swing, the number of people traveling to non-metropolitan areas with looser distance than the metropolitan area is increasing.
Local governments with famous summer resorts are strengthening quarantine measures.
In Busan and Jeju, the number of beaches that prohibit drinking and eating at night is increasing.
Gangneung Beaches banned eating and drinking all day and night, and Yangyang Beach will also close at 8 PM from tomorrow.
(Video coverage: Lim Dong-guk, video editing: Ha Seong-won)