World Ch. Schedule : WED 20:00 KST
* Date : 2020-03-05
Covid19 is spreading into Europe, South America, and Africa since it emerged in the Chinese city of Wuhan, Hubei Province, last December. The number of newly reported cases outside of China is rising across the world, particularly in nations, such as Korea, Italy, and Iran. The world fears the virus might turn into a pandemic. Starting mid-February, the number of Covid19 cases in South Korea started spiking drastically due to a mass outbreak at a religious facility in Daegu. South Korea has the second-most number of confirmed cases in the world, but its quarantine practices and innovative measures, such as the ‘drive-through’ testing facilities, are being hailed by the foreign press.
In this week’s The Point, we analyze the global media’s evaluation of South Korea’s quarantine efforts, and the government can do to further tighten its measures against the virus.