To prevent the spread of Corona 19, the government has decided to convert highway tolls to paid during the Chuseok holiday.

At a briefing held at the Government Complex Sejong on the 16th, Kang-rip Kim, general spokesman for the Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasures Headquarters (the first vice minister of the Ministry of Health and Welfare) decided to convert the highway toll for three days from September 30 to October 2 during the Chuseok holiday to a paid fee. "I said.

General spokesman Kim said, "Although expressway tolls have been exempted during the holiday season from 2017, please understand that this year we have switched to a fee to minimize the risk of re-proliferation of Corona 19 due to large population movements."

The government previously requested that people refrain from visiting their hometowns and relatives as much as possible due to the fact that if a large-scale movement of the population occurs during the Chuseok holiday, it is possible to refrain from visiting their hometowns and relatives. Period.

The government expects this toll measure will help minimize movement between regions.

The government is planning to use the full amount of expressway toll income for this Chuseok holiday to respond to Corona 19, including support for quarantine personnel and supplies at rest areas during the holiday season.

General spokesman Kim said, "We plan to use the remaining expenses for the prevention of Corona 19 through public donations."