After 10 days like this, our daily lives will change, but there are parts where we are confused about where to wear a mask and where to take off a mask.

For example, it is correct to use it in the subway, but then reporter Nam Joo-hyun will explain in detail what to do at the station or on the platform.


Taxis are not legally part of public transportation, but you must always wear a mask when riding a taxi.

Due to the judgment that it is an enclosed space, the obligation to wear a mask has been maintained.

[Kwak Myeong-gu/Taxi Driver: There will be some trouble at first.

Ask for the customer's understanding, and talk about whether it's not good to wear (masks).]

Wearing a mask is mandatory on buses, trains, subways, and airplanes.

However, you do not have to use it at train stations, subway platforms, and airports.

It is recommended to wear it when there are many people on the platform, but it is up to the individual to use it or not.

You must wear a mask even on chartered buses such as kindergarten and school vehicles.

On the other hand, at daycare centers, kindergartens, and schools, the wearing of masks has become autonomous, and from the 30th, you can wear a mask on the school bus and take off the mask in the classroom.

In addition to public transportation, wearing a mask is compulsory for the time being at medical institutions, pharmacies, and facilities vulnerable to infection.

Nursing hospitals, nursing facilities for the elderly, mental rehabilitation facilities, psychiatric hospitals, and some welfare facilities for the disabled are considered vulnerable to infection, but welfare centers for the elderly and senior citizen centers are not included.

However, wearing a mask is strongly recommended for high-risk groups such as the elderly.

[Ji Young-mi/Chief of the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Even if the mandatory adjustment is implemented, wearing a mask remains the most basic means of protecting oneself.

] , It is strongly recommended to wear a mask even in a 3-mil environment where ventilation is difficult, such as airtightness, or in an environment where a lot of droplets are generated.

(Video editing: Choi Hye-ran, CG: Choi Ha-neul·Im Chan-hyuk, VJ: Shin So-young)



Then, I would like to ask medical reporter Yoo Seung-hyun more questions.

Q. Is the situation stable enough to come out with a mitigation decision?

[Reporter Yoo Seung-hyun: Most of the conditions presented by the government have been met.

In particular, the quarantine authorities believe that even if the number of confirmed cases increases again after the Lunar New Year holiday, it is possible to respond sufficiently with current medical capabilities.

Internationally, there is a trend of easing quarantine.

Japan has announced that it will manage corona like seasonal flu from this spring, and Taiwan will also release indoor masks next month at the earliest.]

Q. How long will the 7-day quarantine be maintained?

[Reporter Yoo Seung-hyun: The quarantine authorities believe that it is time to start discussing the quarantine on the 7th.

However, now it is a policy that it is not too late to check whether the winter resurgence has stabilized and discuss it.

If the World Health Organization lifts the state of emergency and sets the current serious level to alert and caution, we plan to discuss with experts and make a decision.]

Q. Maintain strengthening quarantine for entrants from China?

[Reporter Yoo Seung-hyun: The quarantine authorities are reporting that the current epidemic in China is on the decline and the impact on quarantine is limited.

However, since there is such a variable as the Chinese New Year large-scale movement, the mood is to wait a little longer.]

(Video editing: Yuan Yu)

▶ From the 30th, take off the mask even indoors