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Coronavirus, the containment measures in the world: from the undecided Japan model Singapore
the BEIJING The red warning in South Korea, the indecision of Japan, the information via social Singapore, the compulsory quarantine of the United States (but not in the rest of Europe). It is not only Italy: in many Countries, cases of coronavirus are increasing, and in some, such as Korea, at a pace just as fast. For all this time the key word is “containment”, try to trace the contacts through which people are infected, to contain and extinguish the outbreaks of the epidemic. But the measures that governments are adopting to reach the goal are different, dictated by the peculiarities of the local situation and the political sensitivity and public opinion. Here's a summary, a sort of tool box anti-infection, which in these hours is by drawing, in his own way, also in Italy). Red alert in South Korea South Korea is the Country, along with our, where in the last hours the number of infected has risen faster. Only on Sunday the new cases were 169, bringing the total to 602, with 5 deaths. For the first time in a decade, the government has raised the level of alarm health care the “red”, the maximum degree, a move that in theory allows you to block arrivals from specific Countries, suspend the transport and boccare the city. At the moment, however, none of these measures has been taken. The reopening of the schools after the lunar new year has been postponed a week, on Monday, the 9th. A not public events, even though this has not prevented a christian group to take one yesterday in Seoul. At the entrance of many public buildings, have been installed in stations with hand sanitizer.

cases are for the most part related to two outbreaks, one among the faithful of the sect of the pseudo-christian Shincheonji, in the city of Daegu (2.5 million inhabitants), and one in a hospital in the city of Cheongdo. The government has proclaimed both “special areas”, inviting the citizens to remain at home but without the block inputs and outputs. Are in the course of operation of the pest control in public areas. The maximum effort is to reconstruct the map of infected people and their contacts. The authorities have the list of all the faithful of the local church of Shincheonji, about 10 thousand would be quarantined in the home, but many others are not able to track down. The national laboratories are running from 5 thousand to 6 thousand tests per day.

Seoul has closed the flights from China, but according to the website safe Travel of our ministry of Foreign affairs has created of the input channels special airports for people arriving from the people's Republic, the people to whom it then asks you to record your own residence and undergo self-diagnosis for 14 days, recording the results on a app. Don't panic, we are a Singapore in Singapore (89 cases out of 5.6 million inhabitants, no dead), the priority is to reconstruct the history and ties of each infected person. The level of alarm remains to be a couple of weeks to the orange, one can most times reached in the past and which does not include any type of restriction or closure. Schools, offices, public places and means of transport are always left open.

But if there is one thing in which the city-State is a model in the management of communication in this time of crisis. On the official website of the government and through its social channels (Whatsapp, Facebook or Instagram) are constant data updates to citizens on the progress of cases and investigations on the same, tips on how to protect yourself and what to do in case you manifest the symptoms. Goal: ensure people take the right precautions, that does not trigger the panic, and that hospitals are not clogging becoming a place of multiplication of the infection.

Singapore has introduced an entry ban for foreigners from China (but not Hong Kong and Macau). For citizens or residents returning from the people's Republic of are provided for 14 days of leave required from work, or 14 days of quarantine if they are gone from Hubei. Health officials check compliance with the measures of isolation with thousands of phone calls every day. The indecision of Japan By the japanese government (146 cases, most of the 634 on the ship Diamond Princess, a death) is the subject of heavy criticism for how it is handling the emergency. In the first place, may have decided to block passengers from a cruise ship, which proved to be a multiplier of the infection, and then for the choice, at the end of the quarantine, to disembark its citizens without further isolation or investigations which are more in-depth. Yesterday, a japanese tourist fell from the Diamond Princess was positive and 20 other fellow travelers who should be retested are not. The Health minister has apologized publicly for the “error”.

From the point of view of prevention, the government is limited to say the workers and students to stay home if they have flu-like symptoms, but the appeal is likely to leave the time that is in view of the dedication to the work of the japanese culture. Tokyo does not want to create alarmism in view of the Olympics next summer, but could not avoid reducing some of the public events: the marathon, the town scheduled a week from now, it will be run by only professional athletes, while the preparation courses for the volunteers of the Games were postponed. The other priority of Abe seems to be that to avoid compromising relations with China, even to this restrictions at the borders are found in: entry forbidden only to the people, chinese or not, who come from the regions of Hubei or Zhejiang, the most affected. The closure of the chinese containment measures more energetic, you will understand the reason, are those taken from China. In addition to the complete isolation of the province of Hubei, 50 million people, which has lasted over a month, various forms of restriction on the transport, domestic surveillance or the control of the displacements were also introduced in the rest of the Country, involving between 500 and 750 million people, half of the population. Each province or autonomous city has declined and enforced in its own way, more or less hard depending on the needs. A block of the fact, by which time the Country is slowly coming out, restarting the production activities. But employees of the offices continue to work from home and the schools remain closed indefinitely. All public events have been suspended. This block unprecedented begins to give its fruits: the number of new cases registered is in the drop-down is in Hubei than in the rest of the Country. Now the healed are more new cases of the infection. The rest of the world, The United States (35 cases) have banned entry to all people that in the last 14 days have been in mainland China (but not Hong Kong). For american citizens who return, only California has a population of almost 7 thousand, there is a quarantine of 14 days in the house. The verification of the insulation and support to who is doing it are entrusted to more than 3 thousand jurisdictions, the local health authorities, a system that many consider to be porous. The larger european Countries such as France (12 cases), Germany (16) or Spain (2) instead of at the time does not require any quarantine for those who return from China, nor are they blocked completely the air links with the people's Republic.

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