A ban on all street activities on October 9, Hangul Korean Writing Day, was announced by the authorities in Seoul, KBS news portal reported on October 5.
According to the portal, the decision on additional restrictions was made in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Restrictions affected public events with the participation of ten or more people. Seoul already has a negative experience of the surge in coronavirus infections after the mass events on August 15.
According to a Seoul administration official, the ban will last until October 11. A total of 52 rallies with 10 or more participants were canceled. He also said that on October 3, the Founding Day of the Korean Nation, the Gwanghwamun Square area was closed by the police, and the nearest subway stations were closed for passengers.