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Face-to-face visits allowed at nursing hospitals for unvaccinated starting Monday
Updated: 2022-06-20 08:03:42 KST
Starting Monday, South Korea will allow unvaccinated visitors at nursing hospitals.
Previously, only fully vaccinated or those with a virus infection record were allowed to visit in person.
And while there will be no cap on the number visitors, reservations must be made in advance and a negative COVID-19 test result submitted.
Also starting Monday, patients at these facilities are free to go outside if they've had four shots or been infected after getting two shots.
The eased restrictions come as the country's daily cases have remained below the 10-thousand mark for ten days.
There were 3,5-hundred-38 cases reported on Monday the lowest in 160 days.
However, health authorities are preparing for another wave in fall as they say people's immunity will likely weaken by then.
Reporter : kelee@arirang.com