Amid growing complaints over the government's vaccine pass system, a Seoul court has suspended vaccination entry requirements for minors aged 12-18 at all facilities in the capital.
It also halted the enforcement of the pass system at local department stores and other big box retailers.
Rosyn Park has the latest.
A Seoul Administrative Court decided today that 12 to 18-year-olds will not be required to present a vaccine pass to access any multiuse facilities in the city.
Vaccine pass requirements will also no longer be effective at large discount and department stores.
However, it will still be enforced at cafes, restaurants, movie theaters, PC rooms and sports arenas nationwide.
The suspensions will remain effective until 30 days after the upcoming ruling in the case's main lawsuit that claims vaccine passes discriminate against the unvaccinated.
This throws a wrench in the government's antivirus regime that now aims to stave off an impending Omicron wave.
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