Posted on 03/30/2020 11:08Modified on 03/30/2020 11:10


South Korean Doctors said, "I'm tired now. Please stop all foreigners from entering the country."

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Kim Jae-yeon, Lawmaker of the Korean Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology, director of social policy in North Jeolla Province

Paik Kyung-ran, chairman of the Korea Society for Influenza, said on his Facebook page on Wednesday that he hopes foreigners will be banned from entering the country at least now.

Baek said, 'A foreigner was hospitalized and bought an interpreter at the nurses' request. Please stop foreigners. I'm tired now,' he said, adding that there are cases where he intentionally comes into the country to be treated.

"Our medical staff is exhausted and we don't have enough room to treat foreigners," he said.

"Since other countries have already blocked Korea, foreigners should be banned based on the reciprocity that the government claims."

The self-price rate for inbound travelers from the U.S. will go into effect from July 27, and Baek lamented, "Why do you keep the time difference so much instead of immediately implementing it if a problem is found?" and pointed out that the difference is definitely causing a problem.

He also criticized the government for recommending two-week interest rates for overseas visitors if they fail to enter the country from China, but did not

According to the Medigate report, we found a total of 121 cases involving health care workers and others as of midnight, March 24 in Daegu. Of these, 14 confirmed cases, 56 cases of doctors, 56 cases of nurses and 51 cases of nursing assistants have also resulted in an infection of the medical staff that proves the overloading of the medical system to a serious level of fatigue.

In fact, according to the Daily Media report, the number of cases of foreign inflow, which had remained at the level of 2 to 7 people per week for nearly two months since the first confirmed case in Korea on Jan. 20, began to increase from April 8, when explosive infections in Europe began, and jumped to 19 from March 8 to March 14 and 95 from 15 to 21 in Korea.

According to the government announcement, the upward trend has been more serious in recent years.The number has already exceeded 150 in four days, including 18 on Sunday, 25 on Monday, 51 on Saturday and 57 on Wednesday.

The most serious part of all is that the inflow of foreign countries is exceeding that of community infections. Twenty-four cases were confirmed during the airport's quarantine process on Friday.

The proportion of overseas inflow, which stood at 28.4 percent (18 out of 64 confirmed cases) on the 23rd (32.9 percent of 76 confirmed cases) on the 24th, surpassed 51.0 percent (51 out of 100 confirmed cases) on the 25th, and 57 out of 104 new confirmed cases on the 26th also surpassed half with 54.9 percent.

The 27th seems to have slowed down a bit. A total of 91 new confirmed cases were reported, with 13 of them entering the country. However, since this figure was caught during the quarantine phase, we should be aware of the possibility of additional cases of infection in the local community after returning home.The upward trend is expected to make it thinner.

Of the total confirmed cases, 363 patients were confirmed to have entered from abroad. Of the total, 90 percent were Koreans and 10 percent foreigners. Of the total confirmed cases, 168 were confirmed in quarantine, staying less than 50 percent, the report showed.

Since the quarantine inspection of inbound travelers from Europe and the U.S. has been strengthened recently, there is a high possibility that a large number of confirmed people will come out in the quarantine phase.

On the first day of the U.S. quarantine inspection, 1,294 people arrived in Korea overnight, with 87 of them being registered. The infected boxes must be placed at a temporary standby facility after conducting a diagnostic test at the airport, regardless of whether they are domestic or foreign, and if found to be positive, they will be transferred to a hospital or a life-care center. Even if a voice is heard or withdrawn, it will be priced at its own price for 14 days. 

Thirty cases were confirmed in the quarantine phase on Friday, and 27 were later added through the community. Of the 57 people infected with foreign inflow, 49 were Koreans and eight foreigners. 

Of the 146 new entrants, 41 (28.1 percent) are involved in overseas inflow, and there have been continuous cases of overseas inflow from Europe and other countries.

Of the total number of confirmed cases in Korea, 363 were confirmed overseas, of which 168 were confirmed in the last two weeks, 25 were confirmed in Europe (UK, Ireland, Spain, etc.) 12 in the Americas (U.S. 11, Mexico, the U.S. 1), and four Asian and foreign countries (Thailand 4).

If a number of confirmed cases continue to occur in the future, this means that public officials must stay up all night for numerous quarantine measures that would not have been required if the immigration control was the case, and medical staff should be sent to treat confirmed patients.

 What's more important than the rising proportion of patients entering the country and the thorough implementation of entry-level quarantine and community self-price for effective prevention of inflow into the country is that it does not guarantee more safety than a ban on entry into the North.

The entry ban should continue to be enforced until overseas conditions are reduced to some extent. In the meantime, I think it is desirable for patients under treatment to increase their total number of full teeth and to contain additional infections for early termination.

It should be remembered that no matter how astronomical the nation's tax is now, community infections caused by those who missed the quarantine phase can lead to a third explosion. Later, the entry ban will not be allowed to be picked up with spilled water.

The current quarantine system prevented the situation from worsening due to the government's failure to ban foreigners from China in the early stages of the Korona outbreak at the expense of medical staff, the results of the medical examination, and the dedication of government officials, and the sacrifice of medical staff at the site, while the government is not reflecting on itself, self-praise is overflowing.

Without blocking the flow of foreign countries, there is no more choice at a time when the fatigue of medical staff and civil servants has reached its limit.

We cannot help but worry that the failure to implement the prevention of foreign inflow will result in strong opposition from medical staff and government officials at the scene.

It calls on medical staff and government officials to stop making sacrifices and stop all immediate overseas trips.

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