* Date : 2020-03-03
Foreign Correspondents Ep.180 - COVID-19 and social awareness
COVID-19 and social awareness
COVID-19 is spreading at a rapid pace here in South Korea, with the number of patients soaring exponentially from what was just a few dozen to several thousand in the space of a week. The worsening outbreak has triggered anxiety and fear among many citizens, but many people have also taken the initiative to help others in the time of need. Landowners have offered to lower rent for struggling business owners, while a pair middle school students developed an app to provide the latest information and updates on the COVID-19 outbreak, and donated the proceedings to charity. In this week's edition of Foreign Correspondents, we sit down with our panel of journalists to talk more about the important role that social awareness is playing amid the COVID-19 outbreak.
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