Last year, I told you not to gather during the Lunar New Year holiday, but what will happen to the upcoming Chuseok? As the Chuseok train ticket reservations start on the 31st of next week, it is likely that the Chuseok quarantine rules will be released before that.

Correspondent Lee Seong-hoon.


During the Lunar New Year holiday last year, the ban on private gatherings of five or more was applied nationwide without exception.

According to the current distance, a gathering of immediate family members can be held up to 4 people in the 4th level area such as Suido-gun, but only 2 people after 6 pm.

In provinces with level 3, there are some places that allow additional vaccine incentives as much as the number of people applied or apply level 4 standards.

It is difficult to celebrate the holidays with family members without easing the quarantine guidelines. The government is considering whether to exclude those who have been vaccinated only for immediate family gatherings from the limited number of people and whether to expand the incentive target to those who have been vaccinated for the first time.

We are considering whether to allow some face-to-face visits to nursing hospitals during the Chuseok holiday.

[Son Young-rae / Head of Social Strategy Team, Central Accident Remediation Headquarters: The need to watch the epidemic situation until next week is being raised, and opinions among various experts are somewhat divided, so we plan to make a decision while analyzing the situation. .] The

government is planning to raise the vaccination rate as much as possible before the Chuseok holiday.

The first vaccination rate for those in their 50s, which is finished today (28th), has exceeded 80%, and the inoculation for those under 40, which started on the 26th, has been completed by 440,000 people by yesterday.

The overall primary vaccination rate is 55.2%, with the goal of achieving 70% before Chuseok.

The quarantine measures for the Chuseok holiday will be announced on the 31st, when KORAIL's train ticket reservations start.

(Video editing: Park Ji-in)