In the wake of the coronavirus spread in China, the Korean government has taken multiple measures to ensure its citizens and those foreigners inside the country remain safe. As today, Friday September 18th, the number of coronavirus COVID-19 cases in South Korea is 22,657; already 19,771 patients released. Today, 126 new cases were reported. Update: […]
COVID-19 regulations are the new normal. We know that traveling won’t be as comfortable as it used to be for the time being. When flying to South Korea or any other country, we’ll have to follow the local rules. In the case of South Korea, the local government has implemented several protocols for visitors. The […]
South Korea is the new destination for health tourism According to the Korean Tourism Organization over 2 million foreigners have received medical treatment at Korean medical institutions. Moreover, the total number of “medical travelers” has increased 22.7% per year since 2009. The key point is the integration of a number of players inside the medical […]
The cooperation between the Korean private and public sectors during the last two months has been instrumental in controlling the coronavirus COVID-19 spread.
As we mentioned during Part 1 of these three posts about what Korea has done to control the coronavirus COVID-19 spread, our sole intention is to give an inside look at the complex system Korea has implemented during this crisis. By no means we try to suggest these are the correct or only measures, procedures or policies. We just feel the need to share with our network the actions taken in between the private and public sector, and citizens in general.
After confirming multiple cases in the city of Daegu on February 26th, the Korean Government took the decision to TEST everyone labeled “at risk”. That category included those who had COVID-19’s similar symptoms (cough, fever, hard breathing, etc), those who had been in contact with confirmed cases and even those who were at the places where cases were tracked.