The Seoul Metropolitan Fire & Disaster Headquarters revealed, “A total of 2,843 patients suspected of having COVID-19 symptoms were transferred via 119 ambulances (as of March 23), and among those transferred, 43 were confirmed to be infected with COVID-19.”
※ Current State of Services Provided by 119 Ambulances in Relation to COVID-19
(Period: March 9 -20)
(As of January 24- March 23, 07:00)
|Number||Second week of March||Third week of March|
|Transfer of suspected patients(individuals)||2,843||1,075||59||81||123||85||80||92||67||74||81||72||63||65||65||68|
Source: Seoul Metropolitan Fire & Disaster Headquarters
27 firefighters who transferred suspected patients are under observation for infection and in self-quarantine as of 9 a.m. on March 23.
|Dobong Fire Station practices “social distancing”||Partitions installed in a cafeteria to prevent the spread of COVID-19 (Jungbu Fire Station)|
In addition, the city presented the “social distancing” countermeasures to block the risk of infections among 119 paramedics who work on the scene of the COVID-19 outbreaks and to prevent infections among staff members.
|On the 18th, a father and a child (6-7 years of age), who chose to remain anonymous, visited Songpa Fire Station and delivered 43 masks with a handwritten letter that said, “We wanted to deliver masks to the firefighters who are working hard.”||On the 23rd, two brothers who attend Hakdong Elementary School in Gangnam-gu visited Gangnam Fire Station and delivered 21 masks and a letter of encouragement saying, “Stay strong, Mr. Firefighter.”|
Words of encouragement and mask donations continue to be made to 119 paramedics with the message to “use the masks on-site” when transferring COVID-19 confirmed patients.
The Seoul Metropolitan Fire & Disaster Headquarters stated, “On the 22nd, a second grader from Kayang Elementary School sent a handwritten letter and masks that they had accumulated to Gangseo Fire Station, expressing their gratitude. On the 23rd, two brothers who attend Hakdong Elementary School in Gangnam-gu visited Gangnam Fire Station and delivered 21 masks and a letter of encouragement saying, ‘Stay strong, Mr. Firefighter.”