A worker at a sauna facility in Seoul sits in an empty locker room on Nov. 30, 2020. (Photo: Yonhap News)
The Seoul Metropolitan Government has announced new restrictions for high-risk facilities in the capital to complement current Level 2 social distancing.
The city's quarantine control officer Park Yoo-mi stressed during a press briefing Monday that stricter measures are needed, especially for spaces that are frequented by young people, who could be silent spreaders of the disease.
Under expanded rules that take effect Tuesday, brunch and bakery cafes will only be allowed to serve meals while coffee, drinks and desserts must be taken to go.
Group exercises at gyms, such as aerobics, Zumba, spinning and kickboxing classes, will be canceled along with music classes at private academies.
Bathhouses will remain open but sauna facilities will be off limits.
Supermarkets will not be allowed to give out free samples and amusement parks will have to limit visitors to one third of their maximum capacity.
These special measures will remain in place until December 7.
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