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Coronavirus-related restrictions tightened in Seoul

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Tighter contact restrictions are to apply to the South Korean capital Seoul and the surrounding region from Monday, in light of the unabated rise in coronavirus infections. Prime Minister Kim Boo Kyum announced on Friday that the highest level of the government’s new four-stage plan for restrictions would take effect for the greater Seoul area. A complete lockdown is not envisaged under this plan. The order would initially apply for a period of two weeks, the premier said. At level four, private gatherings are to be limited to a maximum of four people before 6 pm, and two people after that. Ba…

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