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6 May 2020

South Korea virus response held up as model for world

Foreign Affairs Correspondent

South Korea has managed to return to relative normality – the success of its track, trace and contain effort held up as a model for the rest of the world.

The government here says they are aiming to emulate it – but there’s a crucial difference.

New infections in South Korea are down to single digits – whereas here they are still in the thousands.

Are there still practical lessons we can learn?