June 01, 2021 10:37
The ban on gatherings of five or more people is being lifted Tuesday for all Koreans who have been vaccinated against coronavirus.
People who had their first or second injection are exempt from the gathering ban 14 days afterward.
At the moment, only people over 65 and some other priority groups are being vaccinated, but in the long run the easing of lockdown offers hope to the wider population as Korea's vaccination efforts gather pace.
In a bid to encourage people to get vaccinated and overcome their fear of side effects, those who have had their first shot can also visit national forests and some public museums for free and get some discounts in other public facilities.
But even vaccinated people must wear masks outdoors until July.
The daily tally of new coronavirus infections stood at 459 as of Tuesday morning, below 500 for three days in a row.
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