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Social distancing measures for capital region raised to level 1.5 Updated: 2020-11-17 09:05:32 KST

South Korea on Tuesday reported 230 new coronavirus cases, of which 202 were locally transmitted.
With the country now seeing daily cases of over 200 for 4 days in a row, health authorities are enforcing stricter distancing measures.
The Prime Minister announced on Tuesday morning that the capital area will soon be subject to level 1.5 distancing measures.
Our Kim Yeon-seung is on the line to give us the details.
So Yeon-seung, what does it mean for the capital now that it's under level 1. 5?

Hi Mok-yeon.
When health authorities first announced their new five-tier distancing measures system, they said that the levels would be tightened if the capital region sees a weekly average of over 100 daily cases.
The number of daily cases in the capital region has already reached that threshold.
In response, Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun on Tuesday morning announced the government's decision to raise the distancing level for the capital region up a notch to level 1.5.
The tightened measures will start on midnight Thursday.
Under the measures, there will be a stricter limit on the number of people allowed in certain types of facilities.
Wedding halls, funeral homes and saunas can only hold 1 visitor per 4 square meters.
Movie theaters, concert halls and PC rooms should seat their customers one seat apart unless they have a barrier in between people, and amusement parks can only allow in half of their usual customers.
Schools will go back to an attendance cap of two-thirds, and protests and festivals are limited to under 100 people.
That's all I have for now, but I'll be back with updates at a later time.
Back to you, Mok-yeon
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