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spread of the virus has not been significantly slowed, but as the speed of vaccination is increasing, the restrictions on distance are being loosened little by little. From next week, the popular music concert hall can accommodate up to 4,000 people, and the number of spectators for sports events will increase. In the beginning of next month, the opening hours of restaurants and entertainment facilities in the metropolitan area are expected to increase.

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professional baseball game held on Children's Day last month.

The auditorium, which would normally be full of family guests, was almost empty.

This is because only 10% of the total seats were admitted according to the quarantine rules.

[Lee Kyung-ho / KBO Public Relations Team Leader: Last year, it started without spectators. As a result, each team saw a sharp drop in spectator admission sales by more than 90% compared to the previous



Starting next week, the number of spectators at the sports stadium will increase to up to 50% of the capacity.

In the case of popular music concert halls, the number of allowed audiences will increase significantly to 4,000.

Unlike classical music and musicals, the limit of less than 100 people has been applied only to popular music concerts.

[Yoon Tae-ho / Central accidents probation Headquarters Defense General Captain: The quarantine rules, including temporary seats installed at 1m distancing maintained constant mask to wear, food intake and shout ban applies]

the current distancing system in five steps starting next month 4 It will be reorganized in stages, and regulations on self-employed business will be relaxed to a large extent.

If the number of confirmed cases per day is less than 1,000 as it is now, restaurants and cafes as well as entertainment facilities can remain open until midnight, and other multi-use facilities such as public baths, PC rooms, and indoor sports facilities will have no operating hours restrictions.

[Yoon Tae-ho/Central Accident Control Headquarters Head of Quarantine: (In July) Since the primary vaccination is being performed in a much larger population than now, it may not lead to an increase in the number of patients to be concerned about.]

Health authorities are maintaining a new distance He said that there was no increase in the number of patients even in Gyeongbuk, where the system was piloted, and the details of the reform plan will be announced next week.

The current social distancing and ban on private gatherings of more than five people have been extended again until the 4th of next month, but it will remain until the reform bill is implemented.

(Video coverage: Jeong Seong-hwa, video editing: Kim Jong-tae)