Asia crippled by coronavirus

South Korea and Iran are struggling to combat COVID-19's spread from China.
1:55 | 02/26/20

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Joining us now Ian panel from South Korea in what's the latest on the response of the outbreak there. I mean this is certainly becoming clues to crisis every season's already we're now approaching a thousand people in the country we're corona virus this time last week we're just talking about a handful of people so this is spreading rapidly we being down in debut which is. The hearts of the outbreak and that the whole says he's practically himself and he's locked down. The government's has issued a code red for infectious diseases. The highest possible rates has ever result pilots have ruinous taking precautions to Wear face masks are washing their hands. That being very careful about whether they go into the author's sole knowledge. But the biggest challenge for the authorities in this unprecedented. Situation is how do you still the spread of this bars I think. That is the same issue the governments around the world are trying to get a handle on it seems to be. Hugely contagious although the dogs is that we spoke to in the hearts of the outbreak area would dealing with a corona virus patients. Dollar insistent that still the mortality rates is low it's that setting says of overruled to ask that if you far fewer people in this country. And dive regularly from flared during the winter season and so they're trying to words common that's what we see. Here in South Korean people being com being patient being stoic about it really nothing downing you feel a sense of the Korean. People coming together and that's probably also model of how best to fight says. But I also wonder having been too long Cong to Japan and now here in South Korea whether we are answering that days where we are going to have to get used to living. With corona virus it omits the idea that you can keep its out. Those days may well pass the most sanguine that. But it it just makes me wonder being here certainly in Asia where the win now in the state where corona virus is the new normal forensic. Being in panel thank you so much for that report.

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