Flattening the Curve on COVID-19: South Korea's Measures in Tackling Initial Outbreak of Coronavirus

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The spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is causing an unprecedented crisis around the world, with South Korea being no exception. South Korea experienced a surge of COVID-19 cases on February 19, 2020, but was able to flatten the COVID-19 curve in only 20 days without enforcing lockdown measures that restrict the freedom and movement of people. The actual field experience of the Korean government’s COVID-19 response team, who participated in drafting the document “Tackling COVID-19: Health, Quarantine, and Economic Measures: Korean experience,” was examined and an in-depth analysis was conducted of the South Korean government’s experience dealing with the Middle East respiratory syndrome of 2015. Three prominent factors were identified behind Korea’s responses against COVID-19. First, it was crucial that the government responded as 1 team efficiently to cooperate and respond to COVID-19. Second, a novel approach was needed to combat COVID-19 spread. Information and communication technology had a key role in South Korea’s strategy to contain COVID-19. Third, an effective response to COVID-19 was possible due to the successful partnership between the general public and state authorities.
Publisher
OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC
Issue Date
2021-04
Language
English
Article Type
Article
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AMERICAN JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY, v.190, no.4, pp.496 - 505

ISSN
0002-9262
DOI
10.1093/aje/kwaa217
URI
http://hdl.handle.net/10203/282328
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RIMS Journal Papers
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