Clean Zone Campaign

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Clean Zone Campaign

Republic of Korea

In Korea, the names of the businesses and establishments visited and the paths of movement of confirmed COVID-19 patients are released to help curb the spread of the pandemic. The problem is that even after an establishment has been disinfected, the stigma does not easily disappear. In order to solve this problem, the government has launched a ‘Clean Zone’ campaign where signs and panels that say ‘clean zone’ are attached to public facilities and entrance of shops that have been disinfected after being visited by confirmed patients. Through this measure, citizens know that a facility has been disinfected and is safe to visit. The government hopes this campaign could help recover the withering economy and resolve the lingering anxiety attached to COVID-19.

FEATURES

  • Signs and panels that say ‘clean zone’ are attached to public facilities and entrance of shops that have been disinfected after being visited by confirmed COVID-19 patients.
  • Through this measure, citizens know that a facility has been disinfected and is safe to visit.
  • Additionally, the city plans to fully support stores that have temporarily closed down due to visits by confirmed patients.

ONGOING RESULTS

  • The project is aimed at reinvigorating the withering economy and resolving public’s anxiety.
  • More than 28,000 ‘clean zone’ stickers and panels have been issued in Seoul and 290 in Busan as of April 8, 2020.

 

Sources: Seoul.go.kr, Busan.go.kr