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South Korea: How to Fight Coronavirus

In January, a woman passenger had her temperature checked at Incheon airport – and South Korea discovered its first case of coronavirus. In the hundred days which followed, the country would become a model for how to fight the virus. With unprecedented access from the first few hours of the outbreak, Laura Bicker tells the inside story of South Korea’s virus hunters. How did they manage to keep the death toll so low, and what can the rest of the world learn from South Korea’s story?


Caravan Executive Producers – Dinah Lord & Matthew Barrett
BBC Executive Producer – Adam Grimley
MBC Executive Producer – Jin Man Kim
BUZZ Executive Producer – Chang Soo Lee
MBC Director – Hyo Im Kang
BUZZ Producer – Harry Bang
Editor – Garry Crystal
Composers – Andrew Skeet & Nathan Klein
Production Manager – Ali Watt