With the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Seoul, South Korea, which has been setting a record for days, the Seoul municipal government has decided to implement a two-week special epidemic prevention measure that is stricter than at the current stage.
Acting Mayor Xu Zhengxie of Seoul Municipal Government held an emergency press conference on the 4th local time, announcing that the second-level upgraded emergency measures for epidemic prevention will be implemented from the 5th, mainly curfew.
The specific measures are as follows: After 9:00 p.m. on the two weeks of the 5th to the 18th of this month, cinemas, Internet cafes, entertainment rooms, reading rooms, study cafes, amusement parks, beauty salons, barbershops, supermarkets and department stores will be suspended. Small convenience stores with an area of less than 300 square meters can be closed as usual, and restaurants can be opened after 9 p.m.
Carry out packaging and take-out service. At the same time, public transportation such as buses and subways will also be reduced by 30% after 9 o’clock. Some public facilities such as Seoul’s libraries, museums and performance venues will be completely suspended, and some social welfare facilities will be allowed to continue to operate.
Seoul said that the goal of launching this upgraded measure is to reduce the number of confirmed cases in Seoul to less than 100 in two weeks. According to the news of the Central Epidemic Prevention and Response Headquarters of South Korea on the 4th, as of 00:00 on the same day, 291 new confirmed cases of novel coronavirus had been added to Seoul compared with 00:00 the previous day, setting a new record for the highest in a single day.