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Drivers who hit the road during the upcoming Chuseok holiday will have to pay expressway toll fees, unlike previous years.
Vice Health Minister Kim Gang-lip announced the change Wednesday, as part of efforts to reduce the movement of people across the country to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
He said drivers will have to pay toll as usual from September 30, the start of the extended five-day holiday.
Toll fees have been waived during the major fall harvest holiday since 2017 to boost domestic travel.
But this year, the government is urging the public to refrain from traveling or visiting their hometowns due to the pandemic.
Kim said the collected funds will be used to support quarantine efforts at expressway rest stops nationwide.
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