Harder Lockdown Expands to Provinces

  • By Kim Sung-mo

    July 19, 2021 11:47

    Gatherings of more than four people will be banned even outside the Seoul metropolitan area from Monday until Aug. 1 to curb the spread of coronavirus over the summer holidays.

    But, unlike in the capital region, more than four immediate family members can still gather, and fully vaccinated people can be exempt from the gathering ban at the discretion of provincial governments.

    The average number of cases detected outside of the capital region from July 11 to 17 stood at 358.3 per day, almost double the previous week's.

    Officials attend a meeting at the government complex in Seoul on Sunday. /Newsis

    Jung Jae-hun of Gachon University's Gil Medical Center said, "The highly infectious Delta variant is spreading to areas outside of the Seoul metropolitan region, so it is important to stem the spread."

    Monday's tally across the country stood at 1,252. 

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