Starting today (27th), social distancing in non-metropolitan areas will be upgraded to level 3. In Daejeon, where the number of new confirmed cases is increasing rapidly, step 4 is applied for the first time in a metropolitan government.

Correspondent Choi Seong-gil.

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today, social distancing in non-metropolitan areas will be upgraded to level 3.

This is because the number of confirmed cases in non-metropolitan areas continues to increase, and there are concerns about the spread through movement to regions during the holiday season.

[Kwon Jun-wook/Second Deputy Head of Central Division: (Metropolitan area) seems to have stagnated, but in the case of non-metropolitan areas, the daily average increased from 358.2 persons in the previous week to 498.9 persons in the last week.] The

period of application is until the 8th of the next month. For 13 days.

Accordingly, cafes and restaurants in non-metropolitan areas are limited to 10:00 p.m. and private gatherings are limited to 4 people.

In addition, the number of people attending events such as weddings and funerals is limited to less than 50 people.

Outdoor drinking is also prohibited in crowded parks, resorts and beaches.

Daejeon, where the situation is serious, is the first metropolitan government to raise the distance to 4 levels.

In Daejeon, the average number of confirmed cases per day for the past week or day is close to 70.

Gimhae-si, Gyeongnam and Yangyang-gun, Gangwon-do also decided to apply the 4th phase.

On the other hand, Taean, Boryeong, and Seocheon in South Chungcheong Province announced that they would maintain the second stage.

Municipalities with a population of less than 100,000 can autonomously determine the level of distancing in consideration of local circumstances.

However, it is pointed out that the balloon effect will be concentrated during the holiday season as all three beaches are crowded.