Today (18th), the number of new corona patients is expected to be in the late 1,000s. From today, when the new distance adjustment plan is implemented, including those who have completed vaccination, 8 people in the metropolitan area and 10 people in non-metropolitan areas can gather.

By Jang Hoon-kyung.

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densely populated area of ​​shopping malls in Mapo-gu, Seoul.

Restaurant and cafe owners are expressing their expectations that up to four people who have not been vaccinated can gather from today, but they say that there is a limit because the 10 pm business hours limit is not lifted.

[Son Min-hyuk / Restaurant owner in Mapo-gu, Seoul: There were usually two customers. (When a new distancing is performed) together sales will want would not increase, some ultimately operating time limit not released, the effect so far is I guess not.]

Of today Step 4 metropolitan area is the inclusion of immunization completed Now four people 8 Up to 10 people can be gathered in non-metropolitan areas by adding 2 more people who have completed vaccination.

Restaurants and cafes in non-metropolitan areas are extended until midnight, but in the metropolitan area, reading rooms, study cafes, movie theaters, and performance halls can remain open until midnight.

In the case of entertainment facilities, the gathering ban is maintained in the metropolitan area, and the business limit in non-metropolitan areas remains at 10 pm.

Gwangju Metropolitan City announced that it would extend the business hours of nightlife facilities until midnight, but then moved it back to 10 pm.

[Kwon Deok-cheol/Minister of Health and Welfare: The relevant local government is requesting that the operating hours be implemented until 22:00 according to the measures of the central government.]

Only those who have been vaccinated for sports in the metropolitan area can watch up to 20% of the capacity indoors and 30% outdoors. 

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