S. Korea ends nearly all COVID-19 restrictions

S. Korea ends nearly all COVID-19 restrictions
# 11 May 2023 07:14 (UTC +04:00)

South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol announced an end to nearly all COVID-19 preventative measures, APA reports citing Yonhap.

The decision came just several days after World Health Organization (WHO) downgraded the status of the coronavirus pandemic.

"I am pleased that our people will reclaim their everyday lives after three years and four months," the South Korean president said during the meeting of the Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasures Headquarters at the presidential office.

In accordance with the decision, the recommended five-day COVID-19 patient isolation time will replace the current seven-day requirement, and wearing masks indoors will no longer be needed. The PCR testing mandate upon arrival will also be dropped.

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