|Governor Lee Si-jong conducts on-site inspections to check the status of COVID-19 prevention measures|
- Governor Lee visits hospitals and pharmacies located in Cheongju as well as a restaurant and a bathing facility in Goesan-gun -
On Saturday, April 17, the governor of North Chungcheong Province, Lee Si-jong, visited two hospitals and two pharmacies located in Cheongju, and a restaurant and a bathing facility located in Goesan-gun to inspect the status of COVID-19 prevention measures.
The on-site inspections, which are being carried out as part of the “On-site Inspection Day” to prevent the spread of COVID-19, will be conducted every Saturday starting with Cheongju and Goesan where there were a number of new COVID-19 cases through clusters of infections. The Central Disaster Management Headquarters and the head of local governments will conduct multiple on-site inspections simultaneously to eliminate potential gray areas in the effort to prevent the infectious disease from spreading.
On that day, Governor Lee Si-jong of North Chungcheong Province visited hospitals, clinics, and pharmacies, which have been impacted by the administrative order inevitably issued to prevent further spread of COVID-19 in Cheongju. Governor Lee recommended taking diagnosis tests while inspecting and advocating the implementation of the administrative order.
Following the inspections in Cheongju, he visited a bathing facility in Goesan and checked whether the requirement for face masks was properly followed and whether the business establishments had attached notices for facility users. He also listened to and comforted a local restaurant worker in Goesan-gun, whose restaurant was subject to the limited operating hours required by the level 2 social distancing measures, which were placed after the clusters of infections around a local church.
Governor Lee Si-jong said, “Recently, Cheongju and Goesan are seeing over 10 new cases of COVID-19 on a daily average. We are currently in a very risky situation where the 4th wave of the pandemic could occur.” He added, “I strongly urge every facility to strictly follow the relevant infectious disease prevention measures to prevent further transmission of the disease.”