South Korea Declares Halloween a Coronavirus Threat

South Korean health officials recently discouraged “foreigners and young people” against gathering for Halloween celebrations in the coming days, warning that government authorities will seek to deport any foreign nationals found guilty of violating South Korea’s coronavirus restrictions, the Korea Herald reported Thursday.

A health official from Yongsan district, wearing personal protective equipment (PPE), sprays anti-septic solution at outside stores in an alley of Itaewon district to prevent the spread of coronavirus ahead of Halloween on October 29, 2021 in Seoul, South Korea. (Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)