South Korean Nightclubs Struggling With …

At a time when South Korea seemed to have the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic under control, a club goer’s visit to Seoul’s nightclub district of Itaewon, set off a chain of unfortunate events. After COVID-19 cases spread rapidly in the area, now known of as the ‘Itaewon Cluster’, the area has become eerily empty.​

Itaewon, popular with tourists and locals alike, is known for being the ‘international’ party district and for being a safe space for Seoul’s LGBTQAI+ community as well.

As life slowly adapts to this ‘new normal’, business owners, restaurateurs and nightclub owners in the area feel short changed and are struggling to bounce back.

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