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Seoul Subway Jam-Packed with Commuters
By Park Bok-Won
Staff Reporter


A Seoul subway is filled with numerous commuters at Bomunguk Station near Mt. Bukhan area in the morning of Dec. 20, 2021, running counter to government's social distancing policy.

Subways in South Korea's large cities, just like Seoul, and a number buses are literally jam-packed with citizens going to work in the morning and coming back home in the evening. As of Dec. 21, 2021 South Koreans are getting infected with coronavirus or its variants by the thousands per day.

Those confirmed as corona patients are increasing like a snowball in spite of the government's strong anti-corona policies. A South Korean citizen on the subway was quoted as saying "I cannot trust government because its coronavirus policies differ from place to place."

As of Dec. 21, 2021 a total of 4,828 South Koreans died of corona-related illness. A total of 575,615 have been confirmed as corona patients, according to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA).
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