In Korea, citizens must wear masks in everyday to day situations such as walking on the street. However, citizens are permitted to take their masks off to sit down and eat in restaurants. It seems counter-intuitive that masks are not required in small enclosed spaces like cafes/restuarants which has a greater likelihood of COVID transmission, whereas masks are compulsory in open air streets (with theoretically less chance of transmission due to spaciousness)
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I find this post to be an intriguing observation. I also think that it is quite counter-productive that we get checked for our masks, but our masks also stay off while eating in these enclosed spaces.
As I formulate my thoughts, I am at a Korean Starbucks working on some homework. I see a bunch of elders with their masks off to sip some latte. However, there are some other observations I see. I see that the tables are all spread about a meter apart and the majority of the people that are here immediately put their masks back on after eating. What my point is that I think your point only works hypothetically as there are other ways that the spread of COVID is suppressed when our masks are off. In addition to distanced tables and mask etiquette, in Korea, I think it's arguable to say that there is a bit of a social etiquette that formed where those that are sick don't expose themselves to many people and thus don't often come to cafes and restaurants, but rather make someone else make food or gets their food delivered.