The South Korean Agency for Disease Control and Prevention announced today (26th) that the requirement for people to wear masks "outdoors" will be completely lifted, but masks should still be worn indoors according to the occasion and activity.


[Instant News/Comprehensive Report] Since the outbreak of Wuhan pneumonia (new coronavirus disease, COVID-19), the South Korean government has required the public to wear masks actively since October 13, 2020. The Department of Management (Department of Disease Control and Prevention) announced today (26th) that the wearing of masks "outdoors" will be completely lifted.

According to Yonhap News Agency, since the epidemic began to spread, the South Korean authorities have required fines for those who do not wear masks and do not keep a distance of 2 meters from others outdoors since April 12 last year. On May 2 this year, the obligation to wear masks outdoors was lifted for gatherings of more than 50 people.

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According to the Department of Disease Control and Prevention, the peak period of infection caused by the "Omicron BA.5" mutated virus has ended, and the virus regeneration has also stabilized. Therefore, after comprehensive consideration, the Department of Disease Control and Prevention will also announce today (26th) that the public "outdoors" will be completely lifted. "The obligation to wear a mask.

The Department of Disease Control and Prevention pointed out that the lifting of this obligation does not mean that there is no need to wear masks at all. It is only necessary to watch various sports events and performances "outdoors", except when participating in large-scale gatherings, weddings or physical education classes, and recommends that people with suspected symptoms, high-risk Groups, and in occasions where it is easy to spread by droplets, should actively wear masks to avoid the risk of infection.

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