Due to the spread of Corona 19, contact visits are prohibited at nursing facilities nationwide even this Lunar New Year holiday.

If you make a reservation in advance, you can meet face-to-face in a separate meeting room with a screen, which was covered by TBC reporter Hyo-Joo Nam.


Mun Mi-kyung, who came to a nursing hospital in Seo-gu, Daegu, with her hands full and her mother-in-law's favorite kettle, is full of joy.

The face you see after 3 months with a screen in between.

As soon as the electric bed moves and the faces of the family are visible, the grandmother bursts into tears.

[Moon Mi-kyung/Daughter-in-law: Why, why are you crying, mother. You've been fine... . (Igo…)]

A special visit thanks to the grandson who came together after a long time.

An eighty-year-old grandmother who is still not used to conversations over the intercom just has a baby.

[Lee Geum-gyun / Resident of Nursing Hospital: Nice to see you. (How is your body?) I want to touch it, I want to touch it.]

After a 10-minute visit, which was too short to share the nostalgic feelings, Grandma puts her regrets behind her and tells her family that she loves her.

[Lee Geum-gyun / Resident of Nursing Hospital: Dong-a Dong, I love you. Stay healthy.]

The number of pre-booked visitors at this nursing hospital is up to 10 teams per day.

As the Lunar New Year holiday approaches, phone calls continue to pour in.

In Daegu, contact and visitation were banned from November 18 last year, when the corona virus spread again.

[Bokyung Choi/Nurse at Nursing Hospital: (People) When the date of the visit is confirmed, they are very excited, and some people are too excited to eat, and they are very happy.] As

the Omicron mutation is spreading, families are waiting for the Lunar New Year holidays. The longing for it is also deepening.

(Video coverage: Kim Tae-young TBC)