Gov't outlines everyday measures to snub spread of Covid-19
The Korean government on Wednesday announced everyday measures to help prevent the spread of Covid-19, including working from home and recommending those with symptoms take time off.
The plan was introduced to overcome the resurgence of Covid-19 by encouraging voluntary quarantine, with the public service community taking the lead.
The Ministry of Personnel Management will take part in implementing voluntary social distancing until the end of next month. For meetings and events, the use of non-face-to-face methods such as online videos will be recommended, although if face-to-face meetings are absolutely necessary such as in the case of carrying out official duties, they will take place by strictly following quarantine rules. Unnecessary or less urgent meetings, events and gatherings are to be reduced or refrained from altogether.
Furthermore, protection measures for high-risk facilities such as homes for the elderly will be strengthened, while private academies are recommended to switch their lessons to online. For concerts, masks will be asked to be worn at all times during performances, and voluntary quarantine management is requested for large marts.
BY LIM JEONG-WON [email@example.com]