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City Hall managing coronavirus

Since January, cases of illness caused by a novel coronavirus have  been reported coming out of the Chinese city of Wuhan. Major symptoms are fever and respiratory symptoms, including coughing, sore throat and difficulty breathing. Severe cases can lead to pneumonia, renal insufficiency and even death. Those who visited Wuhan within the past 14 days should be on alert for any of these symptoms. Citizens and residents are advised to cover coughs and sneezes with their upper sleeves and wash their hands with soap thoroughly and frequently.

△ How to prevent infection with a novel coronavirus; symptoms are fever and respiratory symptoms; for protection, wear a mask, cover your coughs, and wash your hands.

If you develop a fever or any respiratory symptoms, call the KCDC at 1339 (Koreans) or 1345 (foreigners). If you have any respiratory symptoms, wear a mask when you go outside or visit a medical clinic or a hospital and wash your hands with running water for at least 30 seconds. When you visit a medical clinic or a hospital, tell your doctor your overseas travel history, including your stopovers, especially if you have visited Wuhan within 14 days of any symptoms.

City Hall has launched a 24-hour emergency response system through new specialized clinics at health and emergency medical centers to manage the virus. It is updating information on the virus on its social media and other outlets. City Hall will also strengthen management of tourists entering the country through Gim-hae International Airport.

Local medical centers operating the new clinics are in the table below. For more information, visit

■ Clinics for symptoms of coronavirus



 Contact No.


 Dong-a University Hospital


 Pusan National University Hospital



 Bongseng Hospital



 Inje University Pusan Paik Hospital



 Daedong Hospital



 Busan St. Mary's Hospital



 Inje University Haeundae Hospital



 Kabul Noksan Hospital



 Busan Medical Center



 BHS Hanseo Hospital


 Good Gangan Hospital



 Good Samsun Hospital



 Dongnam Inst. of Radiological & Medical Sciences