“K-quarantine”for Covid-19

We would also like to share a stage-by-stage explanation of how Korea has been responding to COVID-19, which was a global problem throughout 2020 and continues to adversely affect many countries.

As of January 2021, the issue in which everyone is most interested is the approval of COVID-19 vaccines. Korean ICT Services Against COVID-19 Pandemic, a summary and explanation of Korea’s response to COVID-19 (which was shared with an international contact points in May 2020), gives a detailed explanation of the policies and services that helped Korea in its early response efforts. We decided to provide it once more based on the belief that it may be of help not only in addressing COVID-19 but also developing the ICT sectors of partner countries.

Based on the three national response principles of openness, transparency, and cooperation with civil society, Korea created a “3T” (testing, tracing, and treatment) system through ministry-wide cooperation. Accordingly, the response was designed and implemented as a four-step system (screening/diagnosis, tracing, patient/contact management, and prevention). The booklet, which features the following content and is also available as a PDF file, explains the 27 response measures taken by the Korean government to combat COVID-19
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1. Introduction http://www.nia.or.kr/common/files/Download.do?cfIdx=CF00000082
2. Case of Korea  
2-1) Screening and Diagnosis Stage http://www.nia.or.kr/common/files/Download.do?cfIdx=CF00000083
Introduces various systems for distinguishing infected patients for the purpose of preemptive quarantining, including ones that pro- vide epidemiological data for confirmed patients from countries with high numbers of COVID-19 cases and connections with traveler data (passport data, immigration, overseas entrants, and roaming service) through the Smart Quarantine Information System.
2-2) Epidemiological Investigation Stage http://www.nia.or.kr/common/files/Download.do?cfIdx=CF00000084
Introduces systems for rapid epidemiological investigation and provides information on connecting services whose purpose is to track sources of infection.
2-3) Patient and Contact Management Stage http://www.nia.or.kr/common/files/Download.do?cfIdx=CF00000085
Explains how the National Hospital Ward Management Support System is used to efficiently keep track of the number of available hospital beds and how the Self-Quarantine Safety Protection App can be used to monitor whether self-isolating individuals are actually sheltering in place.
2-4) Prevention Stage http://www.nia.or.kr/common/files/Download.do?cfIdx=CF00000086
Explains how mask notification services (online/mobile) contributed to the prevention of COVID-19 by using government data to provide up-to-date information on mask sales/inventory as a means of addressing the mask shortage that Korea experienced in the early months of COVID-19.
3. Conclusion http://www.nia.or.kr/common/files/Download.do?cfIdx=CF00000087
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