This site uses cookies. By accepting cookies you can optimise your browsing experience. Read more.
South Korea: Seoul introduces coronavirus screening booths to prevent direct contact with patients02:35

South Korea: Seoul introduces coronavirus screening booths to prevent direct contact with patients

Korea, Republic of, Seoul
March 20, 2020 at 11:12 GMT +00:00 · Published

A hospital in Seoul introduced coronavirus 'booths' to test patients suspected of having the coronavirus without a direct contact, effectively reducing the risks of human-to-human contamination, as footage filmed on Thursday shows.

Patients at Yangji Hospital were seen tested through one-person screening booths which separate them from doctors, in what has been called the 'walk-through' test.

The Safe Assessment and Fast Evaluation Technical booth or SAFETY allows doctors to collect samples from patients without direct contact, by using gloves attached to the booths.

According to the latest report issued by the World Health Organisation, South Korea has 8,320 confirmed coronavirus cases, with 81 deaths reported so far.

South Korea: Seoul introduces coronavirus screening booths to prevent direct contact with patients02:35
No Account? Sign up!
Description

A hospital in Seoul introduced coronavirus 'booths' to test patients suspected of having the coronavirus without a direct contact, effectively reducing the risks of human-to-human contamination, as footage filmed on Thursday shows.

Patients at Yangji Hospital were seen tested through one-person screening booths which separate them from doctors, in what has been called the 'walk-through' test.

The Safe Assessment and Fast Evaluation Technical booth or SAFETY allows doctors to collect samples from patients without direct contact, by using gloves attached to the booths.

According to the latest report issued by the World Health Organisation, South Korea has 8,320 confirmed coronavirus cases, with 81 deaths reported so far.

Top downloads in last 24 hours
Pool for subscribers only
01:17
USA: See aftermath of massive Minneapolis riots in wake of George Floyd's death
May 28 at 20:29 GMT +00:00
01:58
Spain: Photojournalists protest La Liga's decision to ban access to matches and training
May 28 at 17:32 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
03:12
UN: Sec-Gen Guterres warns of 'unimaginable devastation and suffering' as result of COVID-19
May 29 at 00:10 GMT +00:00
02:19
USA: Minneapolis police precinct set on fire during protest over George Floyd's death
May 29 at 05:15 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
01:17
USA: World’s largest all-electric aircraft makes maiden flight
May 28 at 20:49 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
01:17
Denmark: Researchers create robot to carry out coronavirus swab tests
May 28 at 14:57 GMT +00:00
03:08
USA: Dozens arrested in Manhattan’s George Floyd protest
May 29 at 04:29 GMT +00:00
01:20
USA: Police fire tear gas as protest over George Floyd's death rocks Minneapolis
May 29 at 01:47 GMT +00:00
01:36
USA: Chaos in Minneapolis on 3rd night of protests over George Floyd's death
May 29 at 08:24 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
02:14
USA: Fire and debris litter the streets of Minneapolis as protests continue over George Floyd's death
May 28 at 19:05 GMT +00:00
01:13
USA: Flames erupt in Minneapolis amid growing protests over George Floyd's death
May 29 at 10:09 GMT +00:00
01:45
USA: Hundreds march in Phoenix to protest George Floyd's death
May 29 at 08:48 GMT +00:00
03:59
Turkey: Antalya prepares for return of holiday-makers
May 29 at 00:52 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
02:23
USA: Trump signs executive order targeting social media companies
May 29 at 03:39 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
00:38
USA: 'I feel very, very badly' - Trump on George Floyd's death
May 29 at 05:42 GMT +00:00
03:59
Italy: Ancient Roman mosaic floor discovered under vineyard
May 29 at 06:52 GMT +00:00
01:29
Japan: Yokohama panic buying leaves supermarket shelves empty
March 17 at 18:13 GMT +00:00
View all videos