The number of new confirmed cases of COVID-19 has risen to 4,000 for the fifth consecutive day. With the number of confirmed cases not decreasing even on the weekend, starting tomorrow (17th), the maximum number of people at private gatherings will increase to 6 people. The government’s quarantine pass measures will also be announced tomorrow.
Corona news, reporter Jo Bo-kyung.
It was 200 people less than yesterday, but it is an increase of 800 people from a week ago, and it is around 4,000 for the fifth day.
The number of confirmed cases did not decrease significantly over the weekend, when the number of tests was reduced due to the spread of the Omicron mutation.
In the midst of this, the maximum number of private meetings for three weeks from tomorrow to the 6th of next month will be expanded to 6 people.
However, in order to slow the spread of Omicron, the business hours of multi-use facilities such as restaurants and cafes will remain until 9 pm.
The current social distancing has been maintained for three more weeks, and the number of people allowed for private gatherings has increased by two.
In the future, the government plans to adjust the maximum number of private gatherings and operating hours of multi-use facilities according to the spread of the corona virus.
The government will also announce an official position on the quarantine pass tomorrow.
Two days ago, the court made a decision to temporarily suspend the effectiveness of the quarantine pass at stores, marts, and department stores larger than 3,000 square meters in the Seoul area.
As a result, there is a contradiction that the quarantine pass is maintained only in regions with fewer confirmed cases than in Seoul, and there is a backlash in some regions.
The government plans to issue a position tomorrow after comprehensively reviewing the purpose of the decision and the quarantine situation.
According to the government announcement, it seems that it will be decided whether or not to apply the quarantine pass to marts and department stores other than Seoul.