The Bartlett School of Planning


Dr Jung Won Sonn explains what we can learn from South Korea's successful management of COVID-19

23 March 2020

Dr Jung Won Sonn, Associate Professor at the Bartlett School of Planning, has authored a piece for ‘The Conversation’ about South Korea’s widely praised management of COVID-19.

CCTV Screens

In his article, Dr Jung Won Sonn discusses South Korea's widely praised management of the outbreak of COVID-19 through an enormous virus testing programme and also the country's heavy use of surveillance and technology to identify exactly who to test. Smart city infrastructure helps identify where known patients have been and who they may have come into contact with. 

Read the full article on The Conversation's website.