Since the breakout of COVID-19 in the Korea, the Government and public institutions have been introducing various innovative measures in response to the crisis. For example, the Korean National Police Agency (KNPA) quickly took a systematic approach to COVID-19 in close coordination with relevant government bodies. In the capital city of Seoul, where one quarter of the country’s population resides, the Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) introduced rigorous measures to release public information, engage citizens, conduct testing in multiple channels, take care of confirmed patients, and deliver various socio-economic services, in close coordination with the national government and relevant public and private institutions; and the Korean Anti-Corruption & Civil Rights Commission (ACRC) utilized its online government portal to receive and channel more than 52,000 COVID-19 related petitions within 2 months since the outbreak. 

Resources on the role of police, local government and anti-corruption agency in tackling COVID-19 are available here.

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