Seoul to shut down most establishments at 9 p.m. to contain coronavirus – official

A woman wearing a mask walks down a street, as social distancing measures were implemented to avoid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Myeongdong shopping district in Seoul

South Korea’s capital Seoul will require most establishments to close at 9 p.m. each day, acting Seoul mayor Seo Jeong-hyup told a briefing on Friday, to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

The measure take effect Saturday and comes after Seoul alone reported 295 new coronavirus infections as of midnight Thursday.

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