Seoulites are waiting in line for hours just to undergo COVID-19 testing.
According to Kukmin Ilbo, people in Seoul have been waiting an overage of two hours to get tested for COVID-19. Many who decided to step out to get tested during their lunch hour had to wait inside the car and extend their breaks.
Outside the testing facility in Songpa-gu, potential testers had to get in a line that was 400 meters long. The line formed a circle around the hotel located behind the district office of Songpa-gu. Seeing this line, a citizen remarked: "Gosh, staying in line for over 2 hours? I am so fed up."
On December 4 KST, the number of new COVID-19 cases reached a peak of 5,128. Due to this rise, the maximum number of people for private gatherings will be 6 in capital cities for the next four weeks in South Korea, regardless of vaccination status.