South Korea: We will decide whether to remove the requirement to wear masks indoors this month

 South Korean Interior Minister Lee Sang-min said today that the government will decide whether to remove the requirement to wear masks indoors by the end of this month.



 This condition is the last anti-coronavirus restriction in South Korea after all other distancing restrictions were cancelled.



"The government will draw up a final plan by the end of this month, after discussing ways to amend the rules for wearing masks in closed places," Lee said, according to the South Korean Yonhap News Agency.



He stressed to me the importance of maintaining a unified quarantine system, citing concerns about the high incidence of the virus.



South Korea recorded 74,714 cases of coronavirus yesterday, keeping the infection cases above 70,000 for the second day in a row, according to data from the Disease Control and Prevention Agency.

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