‘No Mask’ all over the streets… Ban on private gatherings ‘I don’t know’
The owner of the bar “After the store closes, I can’t control the booze…”
‘Loose’ in quarantine management in many foreign places… Neighbors are also worried
Quarantine authorities say it is difficult to respond quickly due to language barriers
There have been more than 130 confirmed cases so far as a group infection that started at a foreigner gathering at a bar in Hongdae.
Although an epidemiological investigation into the transmission route is still in progress, merchants around Hongdae pointed out that more thorough management is needed to ensure that there are no loopholes in late-night quarantine management.
Correspondent Kim Cheol-hee.
This is the street view of Hongdae, Seoul, past 10 pm last weekend.
The pubs are all closed, but drunk people are everywhere.
They laughed and talked to each other, but they didn’t even wear a mask properly.
Bar owners point out that the problem comes after they close.
There’s a drinking party going on on the street, and it’s out of control.
[홍대 술집 관계자 : 길에서 엄청나게 몰려 있는 이 인파나, ‘턱스크’ 하고 외부에서 술 먹는 이런 인원들이 코로나 환자가 돼서 다중이용업소에 들려서 QR로 잡아내면 뉴스가 또 나와요. 이랬을 때 자영업자들이 진짜 허탈해요.]
In particular, in places where a lot of foreigners gather like Hongdae, it is often more difficult to manage quarantine than other places.
[김수현 / 서울 공덕동 : 여기 양옆에 골목길에서 외국인들이 모여서 마스크도 잘 안 끼고 술 드시고 해서 아무래도 많이 무섭고, 불쾌한 느낌도 조금 들었던 것 같아요.]
From the point of view of the quarantine authorities, it is not easy to respond promptly as the epidemiological investigation takes a long time due to the language barrier.
[권일오 / 서울 마포구보건소 감염병관리팀장 : 언어적인 소통. 그게 이제 역학 조사할 때 가장 큰 애로사항이라고….]
Since the quarantine guidelines will be somewhat relaxed with the implementation of the new distancing reform plan from July 1, thorough management and supervision are necessary to prevent blind spots.
This is YTN Kim Chul-hee.
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