The Korean government has announced that almost all social distancing restrictions and operating hours.
The government also hinted that in two weeks the mask mandate may be revised, at least when people are outside.
Choi Kyung Mi and Alex Jensen from KBLA review the past two years of restrictions and support the Korean government has provided in light of the announcement made last week.
As well as the support given to small businesses government benefits are also intended to encourage families to go back to watching sports live in stadiums as well as travel domestically. They will distribute 400,000 sports coupons for football, baseball, basketball and volleyball as well as also providing more than a million discount coupons for lodging.
They also discuss the high hopes many parts of the country have for economic relief from the incoming Yoon Seok Yeol administration. As well as direct cash payments, businesses are looking for support such as a freeze on wage increases.