soul city is running an emergency
consultation center where foreign residents can get information on the
virus in eight languages the service is available for all foreign residents of
the capital regardless of immigration status youngin gets us better acquainted
with the system the Seoul Metropolitan Government announced on Tuesday that it
has designated a Southwest global center as an emergency coronavirus center for
foreign residents curatu can report suspected cases find out how to get to
designated hospitals and have someone come with them to hospital to help with
translation if needed the center is located in yeongdeungpo-gu district
which is home to some 40,000 foreign residents they make up nearly fourteen
percent of the district’s total population which is the highest
concentration of foreign residents in Seoul the service is available in a
languages including English Chinese Vietnamese and Tagalog this is to make
sure that foreign residents can fully receive public support that they could
miss out on due to the language barrier actually language but it is the most
important for any person so it’s helping us about our situation they can provide
us information in our language so it’s very healthy
the city also offers the service to undocumented foreign residents a measure
necessary to effectively contain any virus undocumented foreign residents can
come here without having the fear of being reported to immigration that
exemption is necessary to encourage potential patients to report their cases
at early stage and stop the virus from spreading along with the city’s efforts
the South Korean government will provide financial support for any infected
foreign residents it will cover all costs associated with the treatment as
well as an allowance of roughly 380 US dollars for the 14-day quarantine period
jung-un Arirang news