South Koreans make ‘songpyeon’, a half-moon shaped stuffed rice cake, ahead of Chuseok in Seoul last year. Photo: EPA South Koreans make ‘songpyeon’, a half-moon shaped stuffed rice cake, ahead of Chuseok in Seoul last year. Photo: EPA
South Koreans make ‘songpyeon’, a half-moon shaped stuffed rice cake, ahead of Chuseok in Seoul last year. Photo: EPA

As Chinese plan golden week travel, South Koreans celebrating Chuseok are urged to stay home

  • Millions of South Koreans usually fan out across the country for the autumn harvest holiday to visit family and gather for meals
  • But amid fears of a spike in Covid-19 cases, authorities are doing all they can to dissuade travel, with the PM urging people to ‘blame’ him for failing to visit their parents

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
South Koreans make ‘songpyeon’, a half-moon shaped stuffed rice cake, ahead of Chuseok in Seoul last year. Photo: EPA South Koreans make ‘songpyeon’, a half-moon shaped stuffed rice cake, ahead of Chuseok in Seoul last year. Photo: EPA
South Koreans make ‘songpyeon’, a half-moon shaped stuffed rice cake, ahead of Chuseok in Seoul last year. Photo: EPA
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