The government has extended the 4th stage of 'social distancing' in the metropolitan area for two weeks until the 8th of next month to curb the spread of COVID-19, and if the epidemic situation does not stabilize despite these measures, it is decided to consider stronger measures.

The government held a meeting of the Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasures Headquarters today (23rd) and confirmed the measures to adjust the distance in the metropolitan area.

“Through these four-step measures, the goal is to reverse the trend of the increase in the epidemic and to stabilize the daily average number of patients within the three-step standard (500 to less than 1,000) in the metropolitan area.” In difficult cases, we plan to review strong distancing measures such as bans on gatherings at risky facilities (infection) and stricter operating hours restrictions."

If the momentum of the '4th Pandemic' does not subside even after the 4th stage extension, the purpose is to ban gatherings or strengthen business restrictions for facilities with high risk of infection among general public facilities

In the metropolitan area, where Stage 4 is currently in effect, an order to ban gatherings has been issued for all entertainment facilities such as clubs, hunting pochas, and emotional bars.

Multi-use facilities such as restaurants, cafes, singing practice areas, public baths, indoor sports facilities, academies, movie theaters, reading rooms, beauty salons, amusement parks, water parks, arcades, shops, marts, department stores, casinos, and PC rooms will be open until 10 PM. can.

The government announced today that the 4th stage of distancing measures in effect in three metropolitan areas including Seoul, Gyeonggi, and Incheon (Ganghwa and Ongjin-gun are applied in two stages) will be extended by two weeks until 12:00 p.m. on the 8th of next month.

Accordingly, in the metropolitan area, up to 4 people can meet during the daytime as it is now due to the ban on private gatherings of 5 or more people, but only 2 people are allowed after 6 pm.