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How Countries Respond to Covid-19

China, Singapore, South Korea

How a country serious about Coronavirus does testing and quarantine

Mar. 12, 2020. Donald McNeil, Science and Health reporter for the New York Times, talks with Rachel Maddow from MSNBC

How China handles a person who may have contracted the novel coronavirus, with any eye on breaking the chains of transmission and protecting hospitals from being overwhelmed.


COVID-19: Situation in Singapore under control

Mar. 12, 2020. Lee Hsien Loong, Singapore Prime Minister, National Talk

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong warned on Thursday (Mar 12) that the country faces a "serious situation", with a possible spike in new cases, more clusters and new waves of infection from other countries. He added that the situation nevertheless remains under control and Singapore will not raise its Disease Outbreak Response System Condition (DORSCON) alert level to red

Coronavirus: South Korea seeing a 'stabilising trend'

Mar. 15, 2020. Kang Kyung-wha, the South Korean Foreign Minister

Speaking to the BBC's Andrew Marr, Minister Kang Kyung-wha says she thinks extensive testing has been the key to South Korea's low Coronovirus fatality rate, and that governments have the responsibility to "guard against panic".

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