South Korea will begin imposing fines on people who do not wear face masks in public beginning Friday, as part of its latest efforts to contain the further spread of COVID-19.
This comes as the 30-day grace period for the measure, announced by the government last month, comes to an end.
People will be mandated to wear face masks at some 23 multi-use facilities as well as on public transportation and at hospitals, in-door sport stadiums and demonstrations.
Violators will face a fine of up to 90 U.S. dollars.
Businesses who do not direct their users to wear face masks will also be subject to a fine of up to 27-hundred dollars.