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South Korea to create K-quarantine Package for Export

The South Korean government plans to put various systems developed to fight the coronavirus into packages available for export.

The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MOLIT) and other agencies plan to organize a task force to export various K-quarantine technologies in the face of worldwide demand.

South Korea to create K-quarantine Package for Export
South Korea quarantine and medical equipment, including COVID-19 test kits, are delivered to Iranian authorities in Tehran, on April 6, 2020 (local time) in this photo provided by Seoul’s embassy in the country.

The government plans to create an export package that includes a public health surveillance system, self-quarantine app, and mask-tracking app developed to fight the coronavirus.

These systems will be made available in four languages – English, Spanish, French, and Arabic – to allow use in various countries.

The public health surveillance system identifies people with infection risks and tracks the spread of the coronavirus using location data from mobile phones and credit card statements.

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The system is in high demand among foreign states since it effectively replaces the tedious task of calling every agency manually to collect data and spend an extensive amount of time for analysis, taking only 10 minutes to do just the same.

The self-quarantine app is used to manage people placed under self-quarantine, and a mask-tracking app offers information on the availability of protective masks at local stores.

The public health surveillance system offers useful data to investigators in making informed decisions.

The export package designed by the government will also include artificial intelligence (AI) technology, offering suggestions on who might have a risk of infection and which locations should be quarantined.

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The MOLIT is currently discussing K-quarantine exports with multiple countries.

South Africa is one of the countries most interested in the export package. The country has been considering importing South Korea’s public health surveillance system, and the South Korean government is working to make the export happen.

Kazakhstan and several other Asian countries have also requested the public health surveillance system through the Asia Development Bank (ADB).

Colombia is also in contact with the South Korean government to set up the public health surveillance system for its cities. (Korea Bizwire)

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