South Korea scraps Hwacheon ice festival amid COVID-19 fears

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A rising number of coronavirus cases in South Korea is forcing many communities to cancel vital tourism events.
One of these is the ice festival in Hwacheon County, near the border with North Korea.
Each January, South Korea's annual ice fishing festival draws massive crowds who brave below-freezing temperatures to catch trout in a frozen lake.
But this year there is to be no festival, and the town is left to figure out what to do with its fish.

Al Jazeera’s Rob McBride reports from Hwacheon County, South Korea.

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