Coronavirus is trending. Our daily lives are affected by this pandemic, in a way that we could never have imagined three months back. People working from home, sporting events being called off or happening in empty stadiums, self-isolation, 24/7 media coverage on COVID-19 are only to name a few new norms we now have. Amidst all this chaos, Coronavirus Korea is like a light at the end of the tunnel. Cases in South Korea are declining continuously, and the country is ALMOST back to life – the new way of life, we mean.
You would also be surprised to know that Korea eSports is playing a role in fighting coronavirus. We will discuss that in the end. For now, let’s focus on what Korea is doing differently to fight off this deadly virus.
The Plan I:
This plan might not sound right to many people out there, but it is working for sure. After the outbreak of MERS in 2015 in Korea, which resulted in 38 deaths, the government has loosened its privacy laws a great deal. Anyone using a smartphone and the Internet can be traced easily by the authorities.
The officials is keeping an eye on the infected and suspected cases and tracking them down. If a person gets admitted to a hospital right now with positive results – he will not only be treated. But his movements will also be tracked down using the GPS data from his smartphone, surveillance system, bank records, etc. The authorities will then track any other suspected cases, he might have gotten in contact with. The coronavirus Korea team will then test all suspected people.
So, Korea is not just doing more tests, but these tests are more relevant to the situation.
Coronavirus Korea: The Plan II
The government has imposed strict social distancing guidelines. Although, there is no curfew, but people have the awareness and are practicing it like responsible citizens.
Social distancing is the only way to prevent the spread of coronavirus, and Korea seems to be doing this just right. There are currently 8,000 plus cases of Coronavirus Korea, while 111 people have lost their lives. These numbers are one of the best in the world so far.
Social distancing and self-isolation are not natural, especially when you talk about the duration of months and more. One has to look for things that can be done while staying indoors. This is where esports Korea comes in handy.
We already know Korea’s love for eSports, and these days, it can be a lifesaver. More and more people are staying home, and more and more of them are getting online and playing esports. Had it not been for eSports, many self-quarantined individuals might have lost it.
You can also check out our cool post on the best Korea esports games you can play these days.