+7 (701) 759 90 19
USD 412.55 EUR 468.66
RUB 5.79 CNY 58.80
News

'No mask, no ride' policy goes smoothly amid heightened virus woes

26 May 2020 21:49
Share in:
'No mask, no ride' policy goes smoothly amid heightened virus woes

SEOUL. KAZINFORM South Korea's 'no mask, no ride' policy on buses and taxis appeared to go smoothly on its first day of launch Tuesday as a continued outbreak in Seoul and the surrounding area prompted people to wear face masks.

Related news
ANSA: Strong, coordinated EU response needed Conte says after meeting Merkel Latin America, Caribbean 2nd worst-hit region by virus Southern South Korea hit by devastating downpours

Starting Tuesday, bus and taxi drivers are mandated to wear masks as part of the government's tightened quarantine measures against the new coronavirus. They are also allowed to refuse rides for passengers not wearing masks, Yonhap reports.

While there is no local law that provides the legal grounds to regulate passengers without masks, the government has temporarily eased a clause that bans drivers from refusing passengers.

Most passengers appeared to be following the new guideline in such major cities as Seoul, Busan and Gwangju on the first day of the policy.

In buses that run in central Seoul and nearby residential areas, all passengers were seen wearing masks -- although the types of masks varied from the government-supplied hygiene masks to colorful cotton masks.

Details also at

Share in:
+7
Send
Employees online
Editor
Nurmaganbetova Zhanna
Nurmaganbetova Zhanna
954-048
Editor
Kudrenok Tatyana
Kudrenok Tatyana
954-048
Editor
Raushan Alzhanova
Raushan Alzhanova
954-048

Archive