SEOUL: The South Korean Government announced that it will keep the less intensive social-distancing campaign in place until May 5 amid the slowing COovid-19 outbreak in the country, the Prime Minister said on Sunday (April 19).
South Korean Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun said at a government meeting to tackle the coronavirus pandemic that a part of restrictions will be eased until May 5 while keeping the basic principle of social distancing in place.
Chung said it will be safest way to maintain a high-intensive social distancing from the perspective of quarantine efforts, but he noted that the middle ground should be found as maintaining it with high intensity is not easy in reality.
The country launched the aggressive social distancing campaign in March, and it was extended by two more weeks till Sunday to help prevent the spread of the Covid-19.
People were encouraged to distance themselves from others in public places, wear masks, sanitize hands frequently and refrain from social gatherings and religious services.
Under the less intensive social distancing, administrative orders to strongly recommend the closure of cram schools, religious facilities, entertainment spots and