World Ch. Schedule : THU 22:30 KST
* Date : 2020-03-12
COVID19, which emerged last December in the Chinese city of Wuhan, is currently taking its toll on all corners of the world. Europe is reporting a drastic number of new cases each day, while the U.S. is experiencing similar effects in terms of infected patients within its communities. Due to the fallout, the WHO officially declared the virus a pandemic.
Meanwhile, South Korea is one of the nations to proactively respond to the virus by ramping up its diagnostic capabilities. The number of cases in the country tops 7,000, but the global press is paying close attention to its responsive measures. The outlets are highlighting South Korea’s creative quarantine practices, such as setting up ‘drive-thru’ test facilities, building community treatment centers for mild patients, and disclosing precise information to the public.
This week on The Point, we take a look at how the rest of the world is handling the COVID19 outbreak and discuss the situation in South Korea where the spread seems to have slowed down recently.