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1,289 Caught Breaching Virus Rules at Halloween Celebrations

1,289 Caught Breaching Virus Rules at Halloween Celebrations

SEOUL, Nov. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — A total of 1,289 people in violation of anti-COVID-19 rules were caught in the past three days at Halloween parties and private gatherings across the country, police said Monday. The National Police Agency said 630 people were discovered violating antivirus protocols, food sanitation rules and music-related regulations Saturday, followed [...]

Gov’t Warns of Strict Response to Foreigners Violating COVID-19 Rules over Halloween

Gov’t Warns of Strict Response to Foreigners Violating COVID-19 Rules over Halloween

SEOUL, Oct. 31 (Korea Bizwire) — The government will deal sternly with violators of COVID-19 rules during the Halloween weekend and foreigners will be no exception, the interior minister said Sunday. Interior Minister Jeon Hae-cheol issued the warning during a meeting of the Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasure Headquarters, saying Halloween celebrations pose a high [...]

Gov’t Adjusts Start Time of Eased Virus Curbs to Deter All-night Halloween Parties

Gov’t Adjusts Start Time of Eased Virus Curbs to Deter All-night Halloween Parties

SEOUL, Oct. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — All-night Halloween parties and celebrations will not be possible at restaurants, cafes and other multiuse facilities this weekend, as the government decided Friday to enforce relaxed social distancing rules starting Monday morning due to COVID-19 fears. Ahead of this year’s Halloween, which falls on Sunday, health authorities are struggling [...]

COVID-19 Fears Mounting on Eve of Halloween Weekend

COVID-19 Fears Mounting on Eve of Halloween Weekend

SEOUL, Oct. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — Health authorities struggling to contain COVID-19 are on high alert ahead of this Halloween weekend, as Seoul’s downtown areas are expected to be crowded with larger-than-usual numbers of people celebrating the annual Western holiday. Coronavirus-battered retailers in Seoul’s popular entertainment districts, such as Itaewon and Hongdae, are looking forward [...]

Popular Seoul Areas Crowded on Halloween Night Despite COVID-19 Woes

Popular Seoul Areas Crowded on Halloween Night Despite COVID-19 Woes

SEOUL, Oct. 31 (Korea Bizwire) — Popular areas in the South Korean capital were bustling with crowds celebrating Halloween on Saturday despite continued warnings by authorities against potential new coronavirus transmissions. While most major clubs in the popular areas of Hongdae, Itaewon and Gangnam were closed as part of precautionary measures, people instead flocked to [...]

USFK Puts Itaewon Off-limits for Halloween Weekend over Virus Concerns

USFK Puts Itaewon Off-limits for Halloween Weekend over Virus Concerns

SEOUL, Oct. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — The U.S. Forces Korea (USFK) has placed the popular nightlife district of Itaewon in central Seoul off-limits for the upcoming Halloween weekend to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus. The multicultural district has been popular among foreigners and some South Koreans for Halloween celebrations, but concerns have risen [...]

Popular Seoul Clubs to Close on Halloween Weekend

Popular Seoul Clubs to Close on Halloween Weekend

SEOUL, Oct. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — Popular clubs in Seoul’s hip districts of Itaewon, Hongdae and Gangnam will close this Halloween weekend to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. According to customer notices seen Wednesday, these large-capacity clubs will close the same day until next Tuesday. “Following consultations with health authorities and local governments, we [...]