[Korea] Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Precautions

KTO Sydney on 12/03/2020 at 2:41 pm

Due to recent outbreaks of coronavirus disease originating from Wuhan, Hubei province, China, necessary precautions must be taken for early treatment and to prevent the virus from spreading.


* Symptoms: Fever (37.5℃ or higher), respiratory problems (coughing, sore throat, breathing difficulties, etc.)

* Potential risk factor: Those who have visited, or lived in, the city of Wuhan in Hubei province within the last 14 days

* Sanitary precautions: Always wear a mask, cough or sneeze into your sleeve, wash your hands frequently

* After entering Korea
– If you develop a fever and respiratory problems (coughing, sore throat, breathing difficulties, etc.) within 14 days after arriving in Korea, please call the KCDC Call Center at +82-2-1339.
– Wear a mask if you experience any respiratory symptoms (outdoors and at a medical clinic or hospital) and wash your hands thoroughly with running water for more than 30 seconds.
– When you visit a medical clinic or a hospital, tell the doctor about any recent overseas travel history (especially if you visited Wuhan within 14 days of developing respiratory problems, layovers included).

※ In accordance with paragraph 5 of Article 76-2 of the Infectious Disease Control and Prevention Act, the records of individuals’ overseas travel shall be delivered to medical institutions to provide information for medical diagnosis and treatment. No relevant information shall be used for any other purpose than infectious disease prevention, and such relevant information shall be deleted immediately after the incubation period of 14 days.

More Info from Korea Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (KCDC)

– KCDC Hotline: +82-2-1339
* Services available 24/7
– 1330 Korea Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Vietnamese, Thai, Malay)
– Seoul Dasan Call Center: +82-2-120 → 9 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese, Vietnamese, Mongolian)
– Ministry of Justice, foreigner assistance hotline: +82-2-1345 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese, Vietnamese, and 15 other languages)
* It is recommended to contact 1339 first. Numbers other than 1339 can provide basic assistance on finding designated clinics for coronavirus disease and disease prevention.
Website: www.cdc.go.kr (Korean, English)

Information courtesy of KCDC

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