From Monday, Seoul, South Korea’s capital; is going to follow the strictest level of social distancing amid rising COVID-19 cases. South Korea is currently witnessing a fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Besides the capital city, the government has imposed strict social distancing measures; in other cities as well.
Level 4 Social Distancing Implemented in South Korea’s capital, Seoul
The South Korean Government; has imposed level 4 social distancing in Seoul. Besides the capital city, neighboring cities will also follow the same measures. The decision comes after; the rising number of COVID-19 cases in South Korea. However, the country is currently battling with a fourth Covid wave; and seeing a huge surge in cases. So far, the country has recorded 1,69,146 cases; and 2,044 deaths due to COVID-19. We must not ignore the fact; that South Korea has pretty well managed the COVID-19 situation in the country.
What are the Restrictions in Level 4 Social Distancing?
Level 4 is the strictest level of social distancing. The South Korean government has implemented level 4 strictness; in Seoul as well as other neighboring cities. According to the new rules; not more than 3 people can gather after 6 PM. Besides that, all churches and nightclubs will remain closed. Only family members can visit marriage ceremonies and funerals. Moreover, no visitors are allowed in hospitals and nursing homes. All types of rallies and concerts are banned in South Korea.
Authorities Urge People to Get Vaccinated
South Korea reported 1100 new infections on Sunday. According to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA); this is the sixth consecutive day that the country has witnessed more than 1000 cases. However, the fourth wave is not witnessing extremely serious cases; due to the vaccination drive. Most of the vulnerable South Korean population is vaccinated against COVID-19. Although, Seoul is seeing a surge in daily infections. Experts have warned that the situation might worsen; because the younger population is not yet vaccinated. The government has urged the young population to get vaccinated as soon as possible.