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    Seoul Metropolitan Government — Announcement No. 2021-342

    Administrative Order of No Drinking at Night in
    Public Parks to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19

    The Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) is announcing its administrative order of no drinking alcoholic beverages past 10 PM in all areas of public parks in Seoul to prevent the citywide spread of COVID-19 in accordance with the Infectious Disease Control and Prevention Act.

    July 6, 2021

    Mayor of Seoul

    1. Area: All areas of 25 public parks in Seoul (see attachment)
    2. Period: From Tue, Jul. 6, 2021 until further notice
    3. Target: Users and visitors of the parks
    4. Details: No drinking from 10 PM to 5 AM of the following day
    5. Effective: Immediately upon announcement
    6. Disposition and grounds for administrative fine for violations
    – Articles 49(1)(2-2), 49(1)(2-4), and 83(4) of the Infectious Disease Control and Prevention Act

    Article 49 (Preventive Measures against Infectious Diseases) (1) In order to prevent infectious diseases, the Commissioner of the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency, Mayors/Do Governors, or heads of Sis/Guns/Gus shall take all or some of the following measures; and the Minister of Health and Welfare may take measures under subparagraph 2 to prevent infectious diseases:
    2-2. Ordering the managers, operators, users, etc. of places or facilities with a risk of spreading an infectious disease to comply with the disease control guidelines, such as preparing a list of visitors and wearing a mask;
    2-4. Ordering the observance of disease control guidelines such as wearing a mask in a specific region during a specific period as infectious diseases are likely to spread.

    Article 83 (Administrative Fine) (4) Any of the following persons shall be punished by an administrative fine not exceeding 100 thousand won:
    1. A user who fails to comply with the measures under Article 49(1)(2-2) or 49(1)(2-3).
    2. A person who fails to comply with the measures under Article 49(1)(2-4).

    ※ Administrative fine to be imposed if no action is taken after the first guidance is given for violation in accordance with the Act on the Regulation of Violations of Public Order
    7. Request for notice of disposition
    – The subject for disposition may request for a notice of disposition pursuant to Article 24(1) of the Administrative Procedures Act.
    8. Penalties from violations, etc.
    – Those who do not abide by this disposition may be imposed an administrative fine not exceeding KRW 100,000 pursuant to Article 83(4) of the Infectious Disease Control and Prevention Act. All other quarantine costs, including testing, investigation and treatment, that may arise from confirmed cases due to the violation may also be claimed for compensation separately from the administrative fine.
    9. Procedures for objection, etc.
    – Those who object or wish to appeal against this disposition may file an administrative appeal within 90 days from the day the disposition becomes effective pursuant to Article 23(1) of the Administrative Appeals Act and file a revocation suit to an administrative court having jurisdiction over the location of the subject for disposition, pursuant to Article 9 of the Administrative Litigation Act.
    For objection against administrative fines, a written appeal may be submitted to the competent administrative agency within 60 days from the date the notice on administrative fine has been received by the appellant, pursuant to Article 20(1) of the Act on the Regulation of Violations of Public Order.
    10. Contact: 120 Dasan Call Center (02-120)
    11. Department: Parks & Landscape Policy Division, Green Seoul Bureau, SMG

    List of public parks subject to the administrative order

    List of public parks subject to the administrative order
    No. Park Location Area (m2)
    1 Gil-dong Ecological Park 1291, Cheonho-daero, Gangdong-gu Entire area (80,683)
    2 Seoul Forest 685, Seongsu-dong, Seongdong-gu Entire area (1,156,498)
    3 Boramae 33, Yeouidaebang-ro 20-gil, Dongjak-gu Entire area (413,352)
    4 Cheonho 702, Olympic-ro, Gangdong-gu Entire area (26,696)
    5 Citizen’s Forest 99, Maeheon-ro, Seocho-gu Entire area (258,991)
    6 Eungbong 273, Ttukseom-ro, Seongdong-gu Entire area (75,570)
    7 Yulhyeon 56, Yulhyeon-dong, Gangnam-gu Entire area (157,535)
    8 Namsan San 1, Hoehyeon-dong 1-ga, Jung-gu Entire area (2,896,887)
    9 Naksan 41, Naksan-gil, Jongno-gu Entire area (199,001)
    10 Jungnang Camping Forest 241-20, Mangu-dong, Jungnang-gu Entire area (179,666)
    11 Gandeme 59, Seoulsiripdae-ro 2-gil, Dongdaemun-gu Entire area (15,180)
    12 North Seoul Dream Forest 173, Wolgye-ro, Gangbuk-gu Entire area (665,190)
    13 Seoul Changpowon 4, Dobong-dong, Dobong-gu Entire area (51,146)
    14 World Cup 478, Sangam-dong, Mapo-gu Entire area (2,284,085)
    15 West Seoul Lake San 68-3, Sinwol-dong, Yangcheon-gu Entire area (217,946)
    16 Pureun Aboretum 240, Yeondong-ro, Guro-gu Entire area (103,354)
    17 Seonyudo 343, Seonyu-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu Entire area (110,407)
    18 Yeouido 68, Yeouigongwon-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu Entire area (229,539)
    19 Gyeongui Line Forest Park 37, Saechang-ro, Mapo-gu Entire area (101,668)
    20 Seoul Botanic Park 161, Magokdong-ro, Gangseo-gu Entire area (504,012)
    21 Oil Tank Culture Park 87, Jeungsan-ro, Mapo-gu Entire area (101,510)
    22 Children’s Grand Park 216, Neungdong-ro, Gwangjin-gu Entire area (560,552)
    23 Yongsan Family Park 168-6, Yongsan-dong 6-ga, Yongsan-gu Entire area (75,900)
    24 Gyeongchun Line Forest Park Hagye-dong, Nowon-gu Entire area (178,661)
    25 Seoullo 7017 67-4, Namdaemun-ro 5-ga, Jung-gu, etc. Entire area (22,880)