South Korea to relax outdoor mask mandate as COVID-19 slows

South Korea to relax outdoor mask mandate as COVID-19 slows

South Korea will ease its outdoor mask mandate starting next week as COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations continue to decline, reports AP.

 

Starting Monday, people will only be required to wear a mask outdoors when participating in gatherings of more than 50 people or attending sports and cultural events with potentially large crowds, health authorities said in a briefing Friday. The mask mandate for indoors and public transport will also remain in place.

 

As hospitalizations and deaths slow, less than 30% of the country’s 2,800 intensive care units designated for COVID-19 patients are occupied.

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