Italy and South Korea were hit by coronavirus outbreaks at the same time - but have responded differently

Though Italy and South Korea were hit with coronavirus at the same time, the number of cases and deaths have been quite different. Image: REUTERS/Daniele Mascolo

Emilio Parodi

Journalist, Thomas Reuters

Sangmi Cha

Reporter, Reuters


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Medical workers wearing protective masks check patients at a medical checkpoint at the entrance of the Spedali Civili hospital in Brescia, Italy Image: REUTERS/Flavio Lo Scalzo

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Medical staff in protective gear work at a 'drive-thru' tresting center for the novel coronavirus in Yeungnam University Medical Center in Daegu, South Korea Image: Reuters/Kim Kyung-Hoon

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