The South Korean government announced on Friday that operations of restaurants, bakeries and coffee chains in the Seoul Capital Area will face restrictions from August 30 due to the rising numbers of newly registered COVID-19 cases.
Restaurants and bakeries will be able to operate until 9:00 pm local time, while only takeaway and delivery will have a night shift which will last until 5:00 am. However, coffee chains will only have a takeaway option available regardless of working hours.
The measure, introduced to curb the coronavirus from spreading further within the area, should last only until September 6. Since the number of cases showed an upward trend again, South Korea’s capital has closed schools and introduced the mandatory wearing of protective masks outdoors.