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    Seoul Metropolitan Government — Announcement No. 2021-340

    Administrative Order of No Drinking at Night in
    Hangang 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 Hangang 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 Hangang Parks in Seoul
    2. Period: From Wed, Jul. 7, 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: Midnight on Wed, Jul. 7, 2021
    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: Administrative Affairs Division, Hangang Project Headquarters, SMG