Foreign residents in Seoul voted “Drive-through & Walk-through Screening Stations” as Seoul’s most excellent policy of Seoul in the era of COVID-19, considering the policy to be the most impressive among the city’s policies to respond to COVID-19.
Highly praised by the global community, Seoul’s “Drive-through & Walk-through Screening Stations” came in first in popularity with 4,137 votes (14.2%) by foreign residents, and “Emergency COVID-19 Center for Foreign Residents,” which supported eight languages for foreign residents living in Korea to get information on COVID-19, came in second with 3,417 votes (11.8%), and “COVID-19 Clean Zone Certification,” which helped Seoul citizens use facilities without worry through thorough disinfection came in third with 2,960 votes (10.2%).
The poll was open for 10 days from Nov. 30 to Dec. 9 on the Seoul Metropolitan Government’s website in six languages. A total of 9,681 participated in the vote, showing a great interest in Seoul’s preemptive policies in response to COVID-19. About 80% of voters, the biggest portion of participants, were from English-speaking countries.
While Seoul’s “Drive-through & Walk-through Screening Stations” was the most popular policy for all language groups, “Disinfection for Public Transportation” was relatively more popular for Chinese-speaking voters from China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, “Mandatory Mask-wearing Campaign” for Japanese-speaking voters, and “Let’s Take a Break: Social Distancing Campaign” for Spanish- and French-speaking voters.
|1||Drive-through & Walk-through Screening Stations|
|2||Emergency COVID-19 Center for Foreign Residents|
|3||COVID-19 Clean Zone Certification|
|4||Disinfection for Public Transportation|
|5||Mandatory Mask-wearing Campaign|
|6||Reinforced Disinfection for International Arrivals|
|7||Mask Distribution for Foreign Residents|
|8||Let’s Take a Break: Social Distancing Campaign|
|9||COVID-19 AI Monitoring Call System|
|10||Global Content Contest|
|11||Disaster Emergency Living Expenses for Foreign Residents|
|12||CAC (Cities Against COVID-19) Global Summit|
|13||Temporary Care Subsidy for Foreign Students|
|14||Seoul International Photojournalism Exhibition|
|15||Blue Light & Pink Light Campaigns|