Buddhist monks fined for breaching social distancing guidelines

Buddhist monks are facing criticism after seven of them were caught having a private gathering in violation of local social distancing guidelines.

According to the local government of Haenam in South Jeolla Province, there was a report of several Buddhist monks having a meal together with alcoholic drinks on Monday evening, when the region’s social distancing guidelines prohibiting private gatherings of more than four people had come into effect.

A photograph showed eight people...