Special quarantine measures for Chuseok will be implemented for two weeks from today (13th). Visits to nursing hospitals and facilities are now possible, and up to eight family members can gather at home over the holidays, but there are many areas where quarantine measures have been strengthened.
Medical reporter Yoo Seung-hyun reports.
is a nursing hospital in Seoul.
The husband in his 80s, who found his wife, cannot let go of the hand he held after 1 year and 8 months.
Even though communication is difficult due to a long battle with dementia, I would like to say one more word.
[Lee Si-ho / 82 years old, nursing hospital patient husband: When holding hands, then I open my eyes. I am so very grateful and moved to be able to meet you today.]
Two weeks after both the patient and the visitor are vaccinated, contact visits like this are possible for two weeks from today.
If not, you can make a reservation in advance and have a face-to-face meeting with a glass partition in between.
[Kim Yun-jung / Nursing Hospital Team Leader: There are many people who have applied, so I am busy because I keep getting calls. There are not enough seats during Chuseok... .] From the
17th to the 23rd, if those who have completed the vaccination are included, up to 8 family members can gather at home even in the 4th level area.
However, it is recommended by the quarantine authorities to avoid such family gatherings as much as possible.
[Kwon Deok-cheol/Minister of Health and Welfare (Yesterday): I can't help but be nervous that it might be an opportunity for the infection to spread again from the metropolitan area to the non-metropolitan area like last summer's vacation.]
Ahead of Chuseok, department stores and large supermarkets as well as semi-large supermarkets Access management through QR code or safe call check-in is also strengthened.
Major memorial parks are temporarily closed from the 18th to the 22nd.
The indoor encapsulation facility implements a one-day total amount system and advance reservation system.
(Video coverage: Yoo Dong-hyeok, Jeong Seong-hwa, video editing: Kim Jong-tae, CG: Kang Yu-ra)
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