Health Ministry Says Face Masks Must Be Worn Indoors

  • By Yang Ji-ho

    June 22, 2020 09:52

    The Ministry of Health and Welfare on Friday insisted face masks must be worn indoors.

    Ministry spokesman Son Young-rae said there has been an increase in people wearing face masks outdoors and taking them off indoors, but added, "The correct thing to do is the opposite."

    Son explained that people do not have to wear face masks constantly outdoors as long as they maintain a safe distance from others but wear them all the times indoors, especially in crowded places.

    People walk into Seoul City Hall subway station in the capital on June 17. /Newsis

    A health official said, "It doesn't make sense to see most people walking around in face masks outdoors but remove them in restaurants even before their food comes."

    Inside, people should stay at least 1 m away from each other. 

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