09 May 2020 – Announced suspension of bars and clubs

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Type of Intervention: Physical distancing
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Level of Jurisdiction: National
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Overview: Seoul’s metropolitan government announced a suspension of business for clubs and bars in the city.

Under the ban, effective 9 May, all clubs, bars, and other nightlife venues in Seoul will be prohibited from hosting crowds of people, effectively shuttering operations until further notice. The city did not specify a date of reopening.

The move comes in response to a cluster outbreak of COVID-19, which has been connected to dozens of infections to date, after a person who later tested positive for COVID-19 visited five clubs and bars in Seoul on 2 May.
Full details here: https://en.yna.co.kr/view/AEN20200509001400315