According to Yonhap News Agency, Acting Mayor of Seoul, said at an online press conference on the 21st that the gathering of more than five people will be banned from 00:00 on the 23rd in the capital circle area covering Seoul, Incheon and Gyeonggi Province, and the measure will continue until 12:00 p.m. on January 3 next year.
New regulations will apply to both indoor and outdoor facilities. Activities of more than five people, such as class reunions, outings, dinners, seminars, etc., are prohibited.
Weddings and funerals are limited to 50 people, and violators will be fined and administrative sanctions. It is worth noting that the epidemic prevention level 3 response prohibits gatherings of more than 10 people, and the measures taken in the capital circle this time are stricter.
According to the data of the Central Epidemic Prevention and Response Headquarters of South Korea, as of 00:00 on the same day, 649 of the 926 new cases in South Korea occurred in the capital circle, accounting for as high as 70.1%.
Among them, 328 new confirmed cases were added in Seoul, with a total of 15,039 cases.