South Korea allows citizens to go maskless after receiving 1st dose of COVID vaccine

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Published: May 26,2021 11:46 AM
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South Korea announced that the citizens who received the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine will no longer be required to wear masks outdoors from July.

May 26, 2021: In an effort to encourage citizens to get COVID-19 vaccination, South Korea on Wednesday announced that the citizens who received the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine will no longer be required to wear masks outdoors from July.



The country mentioned that starting in July, those who have received their first vaccination dose can go outdoors without wearing masks and will be exempt from capacity limits at religious facilities. 



Prime Minister Kim Boo-kyum said, “Health authorities plan to fully revise the government’s antivirus measures in late September when more than 70 percent of the people are projected to have received their first jabs. We will also review loosening indoor mask rules when reaching herd immunity.”



According to several reports, the public vaccination campaign programme announced at a daily interagency coronavirus response meeting also included a plan to lift the mass gathering ban for direct family members who received their first dose of the vaccine. 



The country had launched its two-day vaccination campaign in February and plans to achieve herd immunity by November. The government has successfully completed the inoculation of 1.9 million people.



Meanwhile, country’s daily new COVID-19 cases bounced back to a nearly two-week high today. It reported 707 new COVID-19 cases, including 684 local infections taking the total tally to 1,37,682, according to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA).