torsdag 29. juli 2021

Once a Covid success story, South Korea sweats through summer of Delta surge

Park Eun-sun is facing the most challenging set of circumstances since going into business for herself in August of 2020. Having kicked off Nostimo, her restaurant in southern Seoul, during the coronavirus pandemic, Park has had to work harder to attract customers who were reluctant to eat out during a public health crisis, while complying with an evolving set of social distancing mandates that dictate how many diners she can host and when she can open her doors.

Now Park is suffering through the toughest restrictions since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Due to an ongoing flareup in cases in the South Korean capital, restaurants must close at 10pm and can only have parties of one or two patrons for dinner service.