Conditions around the world regarding COVID-19 are serious and ever-changing. Mainland Korea and Jeju Province are working diligently to stem the spread of the virus.
As of the morning of March 31, Jeju Island has had a total of nine COVID-19 cases. Three are currently being treated at Jeju National University Hospital. The rest have made full recoveries. 165 patients are under observation and 160 are in self-quarantine. There have been no deaths. Mainland Korea has had 9,786 confirmed COVID-19 infections and recorded 162 deaths, according to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
We would like to assure you that the provincial government and local authorities are doing everything they can to keep residents and visitors safe.
Here are some precautions to keep in mind during this pandemic.
– Wash your hands frequently and for at least 30 seconds with soap and water (don’t forget your fingernails).
– Don’t touch your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
– If you do need to cough or sneeze, please have a tissue at the ready, or cover your face with a shirt sleeve.
– Always wear a face mask in public places or when using public transportation.
If you are in Korea and experience any symptoms (a cough or fever above 38 degrees Celsius) or have any medical questions, please call the 1339 Hotline of the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. They offer advice 24/7 in English (Press #4 on your phone keypad) and other languages.