Sacheon City in Gyeongnam province announced that it would control all vehicles from entering Seongjin-ri, Yonghyeon-myeon, one of the most popular cherry blossom spots in the region, until the 12th of April.
The had previously canceled the popular cherry blossom festival in Seongjin-ri which was supposed to begin the past Saturday.
While visitors may still head out to enjoy the spring blossoms, hand disinfectants are to be installed everywhere, a visitor fever check and a campaign to move social distance are planned.
“Even though it is the cherry blossom season, due to COVID-19 we are promoting to refrain from visiting Seonjin-ri. Even if it is uncomfortable and difficult, we ask for your understanding until the end of the crisis,” a city official said.