º¸°Çº¹ÁöºÎ Â÷°ü ÀÎÅͺä. ´Þ°³ºñ. Park Hyun Koo/ 2018.08.26

South Korea to constantly track people’s whereabouts as post lockdown measure

Though South Korea has ended its stringent social distancing policies, life is far away from returning to normal. The country will now track apps and credit cards of its citizens in order to detect their whereabouts.

Thermal scanners at theme parks, shopping for makeup while wearing masks and constant tracking of people’s whereabouts through apps and credit card data are markers of the new post-pandemic world in the country leading the way in its response to the virus.

Speaking on Tuesday, the South Korean vice minister of health and welfare, Kim Kang Lip, said “Everyday distancing does not mean returning to life before COVID-19, It means building new social norms and a culture based on exercising social distancing.”

He also added that foreigners would have to stay in a government facility for the period to have meals so as to  avoid any contact.

What do you think? Please drop comments below

About Onyema Courage

Onyema Courage is a passionate writer , a music critic , talent manager and a music business consultant. Twitter & Instagram - @iam_kulgee

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

DMCA.com Protection Status