[VIDEO NEWS] MERS returns to Korea with 1 confirmed case, 22 in quarantine

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[VIDEO NEWS] MERS returns to Korea with 1 confirmed case, 22 in quarantine


1) “Unfortunately, a case of MERS has been confirmed again in Korea. Our country experienced MERS in 2015 and the government, the people and medical professionals remember the trauma.” -Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon

2) “The outbreak left 38 people dead. The epidemic and how it was dealt with remain a painful memory for the Korean people.”

3) “Our slow response to the outbreak was a cause for anger. Information about the patients and the hospitals were also not publicized, which amplified the public’s concern.”

4) “Learning from that failure, we will do our best to take the proper initial response, while making our actions quick and transparent to prevent any spread.”

5) “Today is the fourth day since the case was confirmed. Our reaction so far has been swift and effective.”

6) “It’s always possible that we’ve missed something. As such, we will be taking extra precautions and cooperating with the 22 people under voluntary quarantine and their families to prevent further spread of the virus.”

7) “Please alert us if anything should happen. This is the only way to keep yourself and the public safe. We ask for your continued help and cooperation.”

8) “The authorities tend to think that if we hold a press conference everyday, everything is being taken care of, but that is not the case.”

9) “When it comes to MERS, people tend to have more anxiety toward it than they need to, so there may be plenty of rumors and exaggerations.”

10) “As such, we will make sure the public is fully informed on what measures are being taken.”

11) “I ask that official websites keep their information on the MERS situation up to date for the public’s peace of mind.”

Video sourced from JoongAng Ilbo
Video provided by JTBC
Video produced by Cho Su-jin
Translated by Chung Yu-soo
Edited by Josh Doyle

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