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Footprint Stickers Encourage Social Distancing at Checkout Counters


SEOUL, March 25 (Korea Bizwire)Olive Young, South Korea’s biggest health and beauty drugstore chain, announced Tuesday that it will be affixing “footprint” stickers to the floor by checkout counters, encouraging shoppers to follow recommended social distancing directives.

The company’s management explained that the footprint stickers are being employed to ensure that an appropriate gap is maintained between customers waiting to pay, in line with widespread social distancing measures enacted by the government to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Customers who want to pay will stand on the stickers, which are placed about one meter apart, waiting for their turn. Naturally, there will be a distance between customers.

The stickers will first be introduced at 30 flagship stores in major commercial districts, which typically have more customers waiting in line to pay.


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