South Korea is one of the countries in the world that is getting a lot of praise for its efficient and superb response to the pandemic that is currently sweeping across the globe. More than that, the country is now also the envy of many, as photos shared by its citizens went viral, showing the pretty amazing care packages the government is sending its people.
These care packages were sent to citizens for support as the government encouraged everyone to stay at home to help prevent the spread of the virus.
Imgur user Uvzxkwq shared what the package he got looks like:
The care package came with sanitizers, face masks, fresh produce, and even garbage disposal bags for infectious items. The package also included detailed instructions on how to use the disposal bags in three ways: for people who are non-infected, for people showing symptoms, and for confirmed cases. But most impressive is the letter from the government that came with each package, bearing some words of encouragement for its people.
Imgur user Uvzxkwq translated the letter:
Hello, for people who are currently suffering from the Corona-19 virus, we send our regards and sympathy. We are 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!
Reddit user TheMemeChurch also shared their experience of being quarantined in South Korea, along with some photos.
Just a bit of positivity in the midst of so much grim news. Currently in Korea and had some limited contact with a confirmed case. Was immediately notified by my local govt office and tested the next day. Thank God it came back negative, but they still advised that I self quarantine for 14 days.
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.
Honestly the way this whole situation was handled was so efficient, professional and actually a bit calming. 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.
Maybe I’ll do a full inventory later lol. But it will certainly last me well through the quarantine.
According to TheMemeChurch, who was under surveillance after having exposure with a confirmed case, an officer checked up on him twice a day every day for the duration of his quarantine. He also got the similar care package as Uvzxkwq. TheMemeChurch also shared that emergency government income was provided for people whose work (and therefore salary) was put on hold, and the amount can go up to 1,500 USD or more than 73,000 PHP for families of five.
South Korea was one of the first countries to be badly hit by COVID-19, but due to quick government response, they were able to contain the spread of the virus efficiently. As of writing, South Korea has over 14,000 confirmed cases, with over 13,000 already cleared, and a total of 301 deaths.
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