As the current social distancing stage is extended by another two weeks, self-employed people are greatly disappointed, saying that they have missed the new year.
In addition, the owners of karaoke rooms, billiard rooms, and PC rooms repeatedly urged them to allow business after 9pm.
Kim Mo (55), who runs a pub in Gangnam-gu, Seoul, said, "There are a lot of customers late at night and early in the morning at a bar," he said.
Park Mo (64), who runs a meat restaurant near Konkuk University Station in Gwangjin-gu, sighed, saying, "The 9 o'clock limit is still there, and because of the '5 or more people' limit, dinner guests can't even dream."
Karaoke owners said, "Karaoke rooms actually open from 9 p.m., but they are told to close their business."
There is also a backlash from the billiard room and PC room industry.
The Korea Billiards Center Association issued an admission statement today (31st) and said, "It is a measure that makes it practically impossible to operate indoor sports facilities such as billiards and bowling alleys." I urged."
The National Federation of PC Cafe Countermeasures also said in a statement, "I believe in the government and have followed it while sitting in debt, but the compensation for losses has not been properly paid."
Self-employed people also pointed out that if social distancing is necessary, the government should actively support self-employed people.
Kim Mo (38), president of Naengmyeon house in Sadang-dong, Dongjak-gu, said, "It seems that the spread will be caught to some extent if distance is maintained until the holiday season." It would be nice."
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