Seoul – Streets are more crowded, with people wearing face masks, and playgrounds are boisterous with children playing soccer and baseball.
Coffee shops are sparsely filled, with people sitting in chairs at least one metre away from each other, while people walk or ride bicycles along the Han River that runs through the capital city of South Korea.
On a hot, sunny Wednesday South Korea began a so-called “distancing-in-daily-life” campaign to bring people closer to a normal life.
It is forecast to take South Koreans more time to return to a completely normal life, but the government decided to let people prepare for the complete normalcy by ending the social-distancing campaign that had lasted for 45 days since March 22.
Under the social-distancing campaign, people were encouraged to avoid social and religious gatherings, while four key bustling facilities, including religious facilities, entertainment spots, indoor gymnasium and private cram schools, were advised to stop or halt operation.