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Asia Today: Seoul tightens virus rules, shuts nightclubs

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea says it will impose stricter social distancing rules in the greater Seoul area to fight a coronavirus resurgence, as the country registered more than 300 new cases for the fifth straight day. Health Minister Park Neung-hoo said Sunday that authorities have found 62 virus clusters in the past two weeks. He said the toughened distancing guidelines in the Seoul area will be enforced for two weeks starting Tuesday. Under the rules, nightclubs and other high-risk entertainment facilities must shut down and late-night dining at restaurants will be banned. Customers aren’t allowed to drink or eat inside coffee shops, internet cafes and fitness centers, while audiences at sports events will be limited to 10% of the stadium’s capacity.

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