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Mask Mandate on Public Transport Ends Next Week


Next Monday will see completion of necessary face masks on mass transit after 2 years and 5 months. That eliminates nearly all coronavirus quarantine policies other than for the mask required in high-risk centers and seven-day self-isolation of the contaminated.

Health authorities on Wednesday stated, “The mask required on mass transit along with at drug stores in warehouse stores and train stations will be raised on March 20.”

The choice was made after the lifting of the indoor mask required produced no substantial spike in infections.

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Commuters go through ticket gates in a train station in Seoul on Wednesday./ Yonhap

Masks still need to be used in stand-alone drug stores, health centers and assisted living home. All significant OECD member nations other than Israel are keeping the mask required in location in medical centers.

The staying guidelines will be ditched when the World Health Organization no longer identifies COVID a “public health emergency situation of worldwide issue,” which is anticipated to take place around completion of April.

If COVID is classified as a contagious illness at the exact same level as influenza, there will no longer be any requirement to report infection to authorities within 24 hours or self-isolating.

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