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Court Orders Partial Suspension of COVID-19 Pass System

Written: 2022-01-14 16:27:47Updated: 2022-01-14 16:57:00

Court Orders Partial Suspension of COVID-19 Pass System

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A Seoul court handed down a ruling on Friday, partially suspending the government's COVID-19 pass system.

The Seoul Administrative Court made the ruling on Friday afternoon. It has yet to disclose the reasoning behind it and the exact scope of the suspension. 

Over one-thousand people, including doctors, had filed an injunction against Seoul Mayor Oh Se-hoon in December.

They had argued that the effectiveness of the COVID-19 pass was unclear and incoherent, while making it practically impossible for those who have not received vaccinations to lead their daily lives. 

The government had in response argued that the COVID-19 pass system was an effective means to lower deaths and that daily new COVID-19 cases had gone down since its introduction.

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