S. Korea tracking coronavirus spread using detailed ‘contact tracing’ map

S. Korea tracking coronavirus spread using detailed ‘contact tracing’ map


local health authorities are revealing
their timelines and visited locations of confirmed coronavirus patients these
parts could be seen as prohibited areas among citizens and stoke fear however
people are reminded it’s a means of checking the possibility of infection
jaejoong-hyung explains further contact tracing is one of the hottest keywords
in South Korea at the moment it tracks a history timeline and the locations
visited of a coronavirus patient amid a fast spreading coronavirus outbreak
information such as a restaurant and hotel the confirm patient went to how
they had arrived which subway line or the number of the bus they took is shown
even the seat they had sat in at the movie theater is being revealed this is
the movie theater in central Seoul where the fifth confirmed patient visited a
day after arriving from ohan in response the theater closed temporarily and
quarantined the area every opens on Monday but still seems quite empty in
order to contain the virus from spreading the cinema has tripled their
quarantine measures by hurrying fumigators the cinema have provided hand
sanitizers for customers as well however citizens are still not convinced after I
heard this area was contaminated I stopped coming I nearly came with my
mask on after the disinfection but I’m still scared
I checked information every morning contact tracing is changing people’s
daily lives citizens are checking the coronavirus
locations and are avoiding going to these areas experts say however tracing
information is not a list of places to avoid but rather critical and checking
the possibility of infection the infected areas are already quarantined
so there’s no need to avoid entering these areas the virus can only survive
for a few hours a day or two maximum moreover if it’s quarantine that the
virus is 100% eliminated he also said that tracing is best used to check
whether one was in the same area as a confirmed patient if this was the case
why should watch closely for related symptoms and report to Health Authority
quickly should they begin to show he added that it’s important to keep track
of the updated information to check the possibility of further infection choi
hongman Arirang news