SeoulPodcast Briefing

Mar 30, 2020

COVID-19 Updates

Risk vs. Uncertainty

Mandatory quarantine for all travelers

Foreigners violating quarantines

Petition to include foreign residents in COVID-19 relief

About This Episode

Please sign the petition to express to Korean governments that registered taxpaying foreign residents are also part of Korean society and should be included in COVID-19 relief efforts.

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This is your SeoulPodcast briefing for March 30th, 2020. I’m Joe McPherson.

  • COVID-19
    • Todays’ numbers
      • 78 new cases – 27 down from the day before
      •  9,661 confirmed cases total
      • 6 deaths. Total 158 
      • 195 discharged. Total 5,228
      • Seoul region – 31
        • Church in Guro← new hotspot
      • Daegu – 14
      • Imported – 13
  • Seoul looks to be in another upward trend. Notice it looks like it’s on a weekly cycle. 
    • Church attendance?
    • Looking at the clusters
      • Seoul
        • Guro-gu call center
        • Dongan Church
      • Gyeonggi
        • Grace River Church
        • Guro-gu call center
        • Bucheon SaengMyeongSu Church
      • Daegu
        • Hospitals
      • Other locations
        • Mostly nursing homes, government offices, hospitals, and churches
  • Risk vs. Uncertainty (from Planet Money)
  • Mandatory quarantine to EVERYONE arriving in the country
    • 14 days
    • If they have residence then they stay in their residence
    • Otherwise people stay in government-designated facilities at own expense
  • More foreigners violating quarantine
    • German student in Busan
      • Visited school offices, walked the beach, went sightseeing and PLAYED BASKETBALL!!!!
      • Got tested
        • STILL VIOLATED QUARANTINE!!
          • Went to a coffee shop, 2 bars, and the cafeteria
    • British bike rider in Suwon
      • Returned from Thailand with symptoms
      • Day after returning, visited many places using a friend’s car, bus, and subway
      • Got tested
      • STILL VIOLATED QUARANTINE!!
        • Played indoor golf and went outside without a mask
      • Suwon mayor is going to make an example of him
    • Everyone both these jokers were in contact with are now under quarantine
  • Payouts for registered foreign residents
    • Petition to sign here

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