[Notice] COVID-19 conditions and related news for Jeju, Jan. 22, 2021

Here are today’s COVID-19 stats issued by Jeju Special Self-Governing Province and the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency for Jan. 22, 2021. (Info in English: ncov.mohw.go.kr/en)

Summary

– As of Friday morning, the number of COVID-19 patients in Jeju hospitals totalled 29. In all, since the beginning of the pandemic, there have been 512 cases. At present over 400 people are in self-isolation and fortunately Jeju has had zero fatalities. (Source: covid19.jeju.go.kr

COVID-19 Information in Korea

– If you live in Korea and have any questions related to COVID-19, feel free to call the 24/7 COVID-19 info line at 1339.

News

– A recent study conducted in Jeju City shows that the region’s traditional markets have seen sales in the last year drop between 8 and 39 percent due to the COVID-19 situation.

– Many popular Jeju destinations like Seongsan Sunrise Peak remain closed through Jan. 31. This is a second 2-week extension of the previous month’s closures.  However, the outdoor sites (*except* for Saebyeol Oreum Volcanic Cone) that were closed over New Year’s are now once again open to public use, though with social distancing measures (no more than 5 people in a group, mask use while walking/hiking).

– If you have questions about the latest news about visitor destination closures, you can contact the Jeju Tourist Information Center daily 9 a.m ~ 6 p.m.

Related

– Korea’s Lunar New Year celebration of Seollal is a few weeks away (Feb. 11 to 14). Traditionally this holiday marks a sharp spike in domestic travel for family visits. However, local and national health officials say that special social distancing measures will be enforced. They recommend forgoing any travel plans during this time.

– Jeju Island (and most of mainland Korea) is enforcing social distancing protocols at Level 2 (plus additional stricter measures to account for the island’s tourist population) through Jan. 31. Here is a map of the nation’s social distancing status.

– Details regarding the 5-tier social distancing system in Korea can be found here: bitly.com/2Ja92eD

– Individuals must wear masks in all public spaces. Failure to comply may result in fines of up to 100,000 won. Businesses will also be subject to fines of 1.5 to 3 million won in cases of non-compliance.

Please help us keep Jeju Island safe for everyone. Thank you!

• For all your Jeju travel and safety information: www.visitjeju.net

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