The Korean government took rapid and intrusive measures against COVID-19 which were successful to flatten the curve of new infections without shutting down the country nor the city at the epicenter of the outbreak.

Still, in light of the continued emergence of outbreaks, the Korean government advised the public to comply with social distancing for 15 days from March 22 to April 5. The government urged the public to stay at home to the extent possible, unless necessary to purchase daily essentials, to visit medical facilities, or to commute. The government also advised companies to implement various methods of minimizing person-to-person contact for employers, such as work-from-home and flexible hour systems. Also, the government recommended those with fever or respiratory symptoms refrain completely from going to work or school and closely monitor their symptoms for the next 3-4 days.


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