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?In Coronavirus Crisis, Korean City Tries Openness, a Contrast to China

Seomun Market
Keimyung University Dongsan Hospital
Burger King

Choe Sang-HunDAEGU
Park Seon-gyu
Moon Jae
Xi Jinping
Kwon Young-jin
Kim Gang-lip
​Around ​Daegu
Park Hae-il
Ryu Ho-sang
Kim Hee-sook
Park Ji-hyok
Cho Sook-ja

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AdvertisementSupported byEven in the center of the outbreak in Daegu, officials are not restricting the movement of people, which could be a template as the virus moves around the globe.By Choe Sang-HunDAEGU, South Korea — The usually crowded shopping and partying district in this city of 2.4 million is quieter these days after officials urged citizens to stay home to contain an explosive outbreak of the coronavirus. ​Daegu’s mayor, Kwon Young-jin, said his goal was to test all citizens with potential symptoms within the next month, opening temporary monitoring stations across the city, ​borrowing medical staff from the outside and securing hospital beds in nearby towns.Outside Daegu’s Keimyung University Dongsan Hospital, which has been designated for treating coronavirus patients, ambulances stood in line while workers fully covered in ​white ​protective gear sprayed the vehicles with disinfectants.Other hospitals in Daegu were ordered to quarantine themselves to protect their patients after a devastating outbreak in the nearby town of Cheongdo, where 100 hospital patients were infected with the virus, including seven who died.Some workers seized on the public’s wariness about going outside to make money. Restaurants and coffee shops quickly migrated to smartphone home-delivery apps to stay in business.Even in the residential area ​behind the Shincheonji church, the center of the ​outbreak, workers from a local internet service provider visited homes door to door, plastering their gates with advertisements for high-speed connections.“We don’t intend to lock the region down as China did with Wuhan,” said Kim Gang-lip, South Korea’s vice health minister.

As said here by Choe Sang-Hun