People Who Had 1st COVID Jab Can Take off Masks

  • By Lee Hyun-yi

    May 26, 2021 12:19

    People who have had their first coronavirus jab no longer have to wear masks outdoors from next month as part of incentives to ensure a bigger uptake of vaccines.

    Prime Minister Kim Boo-kyum on Wednesday announced a range of incentives. They also include lifting lockdown restrictions for fully vaccinated people like the gathering ban, so they can go back to cafés, restaurants and other crowded places.

    People rest under a banner encouraging them to wear masks in the Han River Park in Seoul on May 23. /Newsis

    Kim added health authorities are considering easing more quarantine rules by late September, when the government hopes to have given 70 percent of Koreans their first jab. This could include no more masks indoors as well.

    Meanwhile, the daily tally of new coronavirus infections stood at 707 as of Tuesday morning, above 700 again for the first time in almost two weeks.

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