Han River Park Locked down to Deter Revelers

      September 09, 2020 11:17

      The Seoul Metropolitan Government on Tuesday locked down parts of the Han River Park after the weekend saw thousands of revelers come out to mingle there. 

      Access has been restricted to the park in Banpo, Yeouido and Ttukseom areas.

      People are still allowed to pass through the park but not to loiter.

      The three areas are most popular along the river with young people looking for places to drink and meet up with friends amid a recent fresh lockdown of bars and restaurants.

      City officials bar the Han River Park in Yeouido, Seoul on Tuesday. /Yonhap

      Coffee shops and convenience stores in the park must also close down at 9 p.m, as must the 43 parking lots in the park, reopening at 2 a.m. the following day.

      Seoul city officials vowed to crack down on visitors who ignore social-distancing rules in the evening from Friday to Sunday.

      A city official said, "We had to take the necessary measures for the public safety." 

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