South Korea restores some restrictions to combat new virus outbreaks

Agence France-Presse

Posted at May 28 2020 03:42 PM

People wear masks to avoid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Seoul, South Korea, May 28, 2020. Kim Hong-Ji, Reuters

SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea re-imposed a series of coronavirus social distancing measures on Thursday, as a series of clusters threatened to challenge its success in containing the epidemic.

Museums, parks and art galleries in the Seoul metropolitan area will all be closed again for two weeks from Friday, said health minister Park Neung-hoo, while companies were urged to re-adopt flexible working practices, among other measures.

"We have decided to strengthen all quarantine measures in the metropolitan area for 2 weeks from tomorrow to June 14," he said.