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Gov't says if spread is contained soon, S. Korea will take steps towards normality in October Updated: 2021-09-06 07:34:51 KST

While South Korea still has another four weeks of the current measures to look forward to if the spread shows signs of being contained by the end the government is looking to push for normality starting October.

"Whether these new adjustments to social distancing rules will be a hasty decision to ease the measures or a bridge to towards normality will depend on the efforts of all of us. The government wishes this period to be a preparation phase towards normality, and we will do everything to make it just that."

The statement from authorities comes as the government is looking into moving toward the "With Corona" stage.
This would mean that rather than focusing on curbing the spread, the government would focus on treating critically ill patients from COVID-19 meaning fewer virus prevention measures imposing on people's daily lives.
Previously, health authorities hinted that this time would come when the country reached a 70 percent inoculation rate which if all goes according to plan would come in November.
Reporter : tkim@arirang.com
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