In order to stop COVID-19 from spreading, Korean authorities have kept emphasizing the importance of social distancing. However, as spring began, more and more people have gathered to enjoy the beautiful spring flowers blossoming. Jeju Island decided to get rid of the canola field in the sake of the local residents.
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Jeju Gets Rid Of The Canola Field
Coronavirus that has started from China has widespread over the world, and the number of confirmed cases in Korea has exceeded 10,000. Many events, including spring festivals have been cancelled or postponed because of the epidemic. The largest canola festival in Jeju was also on the list of closed festivals.
Even though, the festival was cancelled, many tourists have visited just to enjoy the beautiful scene. It caused many local residents to fear the spread of the virus. Therefore, Jeju government decided to shovel down 90,000 square meters of canola flower field to stop tourists from coming for sightseeing.
Yeouido Closes Parking Lots
The largest spring event in Seoul would be the Yeouido Cherry Blossom Festival. This event was also canceled but people still come to enjoy the beautiful cherry blossoms on the streets of Yeouido. This might significantly increase the risk of infrection.
Yeouido Hangang Park is the place gather the most for Koreans to enjoy spring picnics. In order to keep everyone safe, the Seoul government decided to close down the Yeouido Hangang Park parking lot, hoping that it will reduce the number of people visiting.
Spring flowers comes back every year, but your health might not. Stay alert and try to avoid unnecessary contact with other people. Let's stay healthy and return to normal life when this crisis ends.