A woman wearing a face mask walks along the Han river at a park in Seoul, South Korea. Photo: APA woman wearing a face mask walks along the Han river at a park in Seoul, South Korea. Photo: AP
A woman wearing a face mask walks along the Han river at a park in Seoul, South Korea. Photo: AP

South Korea’s coronavirus response is the opposite of China and Italy – and it’s working

  • Seoul’s handling of the outbreak emphasises transparency and relies heavily on public cooperation in place of hardline measures such as lockdowns
  • While uncertainties remain, it is increasingly viewed by public health experts as a model to emulate for authorities desperate to keep Covid-19 in check
Topic |   Coronavirus South Korea
A woman wearing a face mask walks along the Han river at a park in Seoul, South Korea. Photo: APA woman wearing a face mask walks along the Han river at a park in Seoul, South Korea. Photo: AP
A woman wearing a face mask walks along the Han river at a park in Seoul, South Korea. Photo: AP
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