Seoul city made it mandatory earlier today to wear face mask in public, and is planning to fine those who violate the order following a grace period until October 12th. Seoul plans to issue fines of nearly 85 U.S. dollars. To those out in public without a mask on, public facilities including restaurants of over 150 square meters, movie theaters and concert halls, also face stricter penalties for breaking rules.
The city’s new “one-strike-out” policy will force facilities to close for two weeks if they violate the current guidelines even once. They could face fines of up to 2,500 U.S. dollars.