After the declaration of a novel coronavirus infection (Corona 19) pandemic (global epidemic), wearing a mask has become a familiar thing. However, there has been a change in wearing a mask indoors.
Since the 30th, the government and quarantine authorities have changed wearing masks indoors from mandatory to recommended. It is still compulsory for public transportation, infection-prone facilities and medical facilities such as hospitals and pharmacies, but it is no longer compulsory in restaurants and most places. It can be seen as a symbolic meaning of going to an endemic (endemic) situation.
In the midst of this, the Dodram V-League in the 2022-23 season enters the 5th round schedule from the 31st after a short All-Star break. On this day, Woori Card in the men’s division will play home matches against KB Insurance at the home court, Jangchung Gymnasium, and KGC Ginseng Corporation in the women’s division against Korea Expressway Corporation at Chungmu Gymnasium in Daejeon.
Since it is the first game to be played after the change from mandatory wearing of indoor masks to recommendation, a lot of interest is gathered in many ways. The Korean Volleyball Federation (KOVO) sent an official letter to 14 men’s and women’s teams in the V-League, including Woori Card and KGC Ginseng Corporation the day before (30th).
KOVO announced, “As the government’s Central Defense Countermeasures Headquarters recommends voluntary wearing of masks both outdoors and indoors with the implementation of the first stage of mandatory adjustment from the 30th, the mandatory is changed to a recommendation.” The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (hereinafter referred to as the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism), a professional sports organization including the V-League, also notified the same.
As a result, players, spectators, and match officials who come to the gym will change from mandatory to voluntary wearing of masks. The Woori Card club made it mandatory for cheerleaders and cheerleaders not to wear masks.
Byun Woo-deok, manager of the Woori Card club, explained in a phone call with ‘Inews 24’ that “it is to operate a cheering squad according to voluntary guidelines.” However, there is a risk of infection due to the nature of indoor events held with a crowd of spectators. 스포츠토토
One of the guidelines of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism was ‘It is strongly recommended to wear a mask when there is a lot of droplet generation such as shouting, chorus, or conversation in a crowded situation.’
Director Byun added, “It is voluntary, but we plan to recommend wearing a mask from time to time before and during the game through announcements in the hall.”
The KGC Ginseng Corporation team approaches a little differently from our card. I told the cheerleaders to wear masks first. Hwang Eui-seong, head of the KGC Ginseng Corporation’s public relations team, said, “We plan to recommend wearing a mask to the audience through the announcer during the game.”
However, there is room for the cheering squad to go out to the stadium on this day without wearing a mask. Team leader Hwang said, “We plan to discuss the matter once again through a pre-game meeting before making a final decision.”