As of 9 pm yesterday (15th), the number of new confirmed cases has risen sharply, exceeding 80,000.

In the midst of this, a new distance adjustment plan will be announced on Friday, and there is a forecast that the number of private gatherings will increase and the business hours restrictions may be loosened a little.

This is reporter Jeong Da-eun.


To use a large mart, you need to scan the QR code.

The goal is to find contacts by identifying the places and times the confirmed person has visited, but the need has been reduced as the recent epidemiological investigation has been simplified.

[Mr. Kim / Gangnam-gu, Seoul: I don't know if there is a movement check, and I think it's quite inconvenient.

Even when going back and forth, sometimes you have to check again even if you go out for a while.]

The quarantine authorities are actively considering suspending the electronic access list, such as QR check-ins and safety calls, as they announce a new distance adjustment plan on Friday.

QR codes are being used in two ways: a QR code used for the purpose of an access list when entering multi-use facilities, and a QR code used to prove vaccinations when entering a restaurant or cafe.

It seems that the quarantine authorities will continue to use the QR code used as the quarantine pass.

This is to protect the unvaccinated, who account for more than 60% of critically ill patients and deaths.

We are considering loosening the distance a little.

It is a plan to increase the number of private gatherings from 6 to 8 and the limit of 9 pm for restaurants and cafes to 10 pm for all industries.

[Sohn Young-rae / Head of Social Strategy Division, Central Accident Resolving Headquarters: Currently, there are more than 50,000 confirmed cases, but the number of patients in critical condition is considerably lower than in December last year, ]

It seems that the trend of severe cases and deaths will determine the extent and duration of the relaxation of the distance.

The number of severe cases of gastroenteritis has been gradually increasing recently to 314, and the daily death toll is 61, the highest in 27 days.

We are considering delaying the youth quarantine pass from March to April, but not having the previous one-month training period.