The Philippine Embassy in Seoul has appealed to members of the Filipino community to continue to obey existing protocols and regulations being implemented by the South Korean government in support of efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019).
“Please be reminded that the special two-week period for toughened virus curbs is in effect until 11 October 2020. During this period, indoor and outdoor gatherings exceeding 50 and 100 persons, respectively, are strictly prohibited,” the Embassy said in a statement posted on its social media account.
It also called on Filipino community leaders and event organizers to temporarily suspend any face-to-face community events to a later date, when social distancing measures are lifted.
The Embassy reminded Filipinos that high-risk facilities such as bars and clubs remain closed at this time, regardless of the number of visitors.
“Additionally, all kababayans are reminded to strictly observe prevailing regulations by wearing face masks in public, washing hands and taking all necessary precautions by avoiding crowds, gatherings, and interactions with people exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms,” the Embassy said.
Some Filipino netizens working in South Korea echoed the call of the Philippine Embassy for their fellow citizens to strictly adhere to South Korean laws and protocols especially at this time of the pandemic.
Earlier today, South Korean authorities said daily new infections in their country have risen by double digits. There is still concern over a possible resurgence of new infections after a long holiday.
As of Oct. 8, South Korea’s total number of COVID-19 cases has reached 24,422, with 22,463 recoveries and 427 deaths.