On july 12 The government,  imposed the highest level of social distancing restrictions  in Seoul and neighbouring areas as the viral disease was spreading at a rapid place.

South Korea, which its worst of the coronavirus disease , said on Friday it will extend the ongoing social distancing rules imposed in its capital Seoul for two more weeks till August 8. The government, on July 12 imposed the highest level of  toughest social distancing restrictions  in Seoul and neighbouring areas as the viral disease was spreading at a rapid pace.

 Xinhua news agency said on Friday According to 4 guidline  after  6 pm    any private gathering of three or more people is banned , churches and nightclubs are shut, rallies are banned and only 49 people are allowed to attend marriages and funerals. Restaurants and cafes can remain open only till 10pm and sporting events are allowed without any spectators . Companies are  recommended to allow their employees to work from home while students can  attend only  online classes, the report added.

South Korea on Friday reported latest  1,630 more  new Covid-19 cases for the past 24 hours rising the total no of infections to 185733. This is the 17th  consecutive day that daily infections were above the 1,000-mark.the daily tally for past week was 1,527.Nearly 70 % of the recent cases have been seen in the Seoul are.

 A little over 13 % of the total 52 million  people has been fully vaccinated  and just over 30 % have been administered the first dose.

 Jeon Hae-cheol said “The government will respond sternly according to the law and principle if a banned rally is carried out in violation of anti-epidemic rules”.

 Safety minister Jeon Hae-cheol said on Friday they will be in force for two more weeks. Jeon Hae-cheol added it is inevitable that social gatherings and travel are restricted to suppress a widespread domestic outbreak linked to a variety of sources in daily lives, according to the Associated Press.

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