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This Is What The South Korean Government Comfort Package For Quarantined People Looks Like
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This Is What The South Korean Government Comfort Package For Quarantined People Looks Like

In light of the recent events regarding the coronavirus pandemic, a lot of people are speculating whether the crisis has been dealt with well enough, what could have been done better, and so on. People are taking to social media to share their own experiences and also to discuss what measures the governments of their countries have taken.

Despite international health organizations’ global efforts to help countries in need deal with the crisis equally as well as advanced countries, it appears that some of them are still far ahead from us mortals.

Turns out, South Korea found a simple yet genius way to prevent people in quarantine leaving home to shop for essentials

Image credits: Uvzxkwq

An Imgur user who goes by the nickname Uvzxkwq recently shared photos of the care package the South Korean government provided him with on his second day of quarantine. The package contained not only hygiene essentials such as face masks and hand sanitizer but fresh produce as well as a precautionary measure to ensure people in quarantine don’t leave home to shop for essentials.

They are giving out care packages to people who are quarantined to avoid exposure to confirmed cases

Image credits: Uvzxkwq

Reddit user TheMemeChurch is currently in a similar situation and agreed to elaborate a bit more on the situation: “Currently in Korea and had some limited contact with a confirmed case. I was immediately notified by my local government office and tested the next day. Thank God it came back negative, but they still advised that I self-quarantine for 14 days.
I got a call from a dedicated case officer today that will check in on me twice a day every day during my quarantine. Mentioned they would drop off some supplies later that day which I thought would be some hand sanitizer and a box of tissues. Boy, was I wrong! There was also a lot of included literature about best practices and emergency government income for those that can’t work and aren’t getting paid. It scaled up to about 1500USD for a family of five which as a supplement is pretty helpful.”

The package contains hygiene supplies such as hand sanitizer and masks that the world is currently lacking, as well as some fresh produce

Image credits: Uvzxkwq

“Honestly, the way this whole situation was handled was so efficient, professional and actually a bit calming. It gives me hope that Korea can somewhat cope with this virus (as well as one can hope) with their aggressive testing compared to most other countries,” they said.

They also made sure to include quarantine garbage disposal instructions

Image credits: Uvzxkwq

Along with the goods, there were instructions for garbage disposal, so that potentially infected people wouldn’t spread the virus even more. “Garbage disposal instructions for people without COVID-19 symptoms: After filling up the garbage disposal bag provided, please keep it and use the anti-virus spray to disinfect the bag (at least once a day). Only fill up 75% of the bag, tie it tightly and use the spray to disinfect it. You should keep the bag until the end of quarantine and call the number provided and they will dispose of it for you.
Instructions for when you’re showing symptoms of the virus: do the same as #1 and after filling up the bag, please contact the number provided.
Instructions for people who were diagnosed with COVID-19: do the same as #1 and call the number provided.”

Along with the letter expressing care for people’s well being

Image credits: Uvzxkwq

They also roughly translated the letter that was attached to the package: “For people who are currently suffering from the Corona-19 virus, we send our regards and sympathy. We (the food ministry?) is sending this “environment-friendly health package” constructed with environment-friendly crops. We hope this helps you get energy for your daily routine. Furthermore, we hope you get well soon to return to your daily life. You can do it! Fight it! Go South Korea!”

Exposed people also get a dedicated case officer that will check in on them twice a day every day during their quarantine

People on the Internet were in awe of the South Korean government’s effort

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A2Bros
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is very nice. South Korea will get out of this hole faster than the other countries. I mean, like what other country does this?

Beans
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2 years ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Not only that, they are testing so many people in Korea -- they make something like 100,000 tests a day, and they have drive-thru testing places and booths where you can get tested and the results in under 2 hours, and as far as I know, anyone can go get tested. They also send reminders about social distancing on phones constantly. It's way better because they are catching a lot of asymptomatic carriers and they can get isolated immediately, which is why their cases are dwindling rapidly. I personally wish I could get tested, I don't meet the criteria in Australia even though I have weird flu-like symptoms-- I am 100% self-quarantined and am not going out at all-- but I live with my brother and his government job hasn't be able to organize working from home yet, and because he feels fine he still goes to his job. We are keeping distance from each other, but I wonder if he's an asymptomatic carrier at all. It would be so much better we could get tested, like in Korea.

Bored bunny
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1 year ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yea, I am korean and live in South Korea, and I get messages every day ^^

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NeverGoWoke
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Why can't every country be like this?

AnnSmithJones
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It would be a lot more difficult for big countries with a lot of diversity. In a diverse country you'd have to make sure no product had pork or pork products, food allergy, gluten free, etc etc etc. In the US there is a large vocal group that will literally complain about anything so they'd be "offended" that the government didn't consider those who are gluten free, or vegetarian, or vegan, or muslim, or Jewish, or dairy free, blah blah blah. Then they'd complain that $1500 isn't enough to survive, they want MORE or it distributed in a different way or add on all these other expenses that have nothing to do with anything. That they don't like the head of the government that sent it out, blah blah blah. The complaining loud mouths do nothing, accomplish nothing and ruin everything.

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A2Bros
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is very nice. South Korea will get out of this hole faster than the other countries. I mean, like what other country does this?

Beans
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2 years ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Not only that, they are testing so many people in Korea -- they make something like 100,000 tests a day, and they have drive-thru testing places and booths where you can get tested and the results in under 2 hours, and as far as I know, anyone can go get tested. They also send reminders about social distancing on phones constantly. It's way better because they are catching a lot of asymptomatic carriers and they can get isolated immediately, which is why their cases are dwindling rapidly. I personally wish I could get tested, I don't meet the criteria in Australia even though I have weird flu-like symptoms-- I am 100% self-quarantined and am not going out at all-- but I live with my brother and his government job hasn't be able to organize working from home yet, and because he feels fine he still goes to his job. We are keeping distance from each other, but I wonder if he's an asymptomatic carrier at all. It would be so much better we could get tested, like in Korea.

Bored bunny
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1 year ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yea, I am korean and live in South Korea, and I get messages every day ^^

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NeverGoWoke
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Why can't every country be like this?

AnnSmithJones
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It would be a lot more difficult for big countries with a lot of diversity. In a diverse country you'd have to make sure no product had pork or pork products, food allergy, gluten free, etc etc etc. In the US there is a large vocal group that will literally complain about anything so they'd be "offended" that the government didn't consider those who are gluten free, or vegetarian, or vegan, or muslim, or Jewish, or dairy free, blah blah blah. Then they'd complain that $1500 isn't enough to survive, they want MORE or it distributed in a different way or add on all these other expenses that have nothing to do with anything. That they don't like the head of the government that sent it out, blah blah blah. The complaining loud mouths do nothing, accomplish nothing and ruin everything.

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