As the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has exceeded 5,000 in South Korea, TBS eFM will be broadcasting a special program titled COVID-19 Live Updates for foreigners starting March 4, 2020 from 9 to 10 AM every day.
COVID-19 Live Updates, the urgently organized broadcasting program in line with the changeover of TBS to a special disaster broadcast system, will swiftly deliver news related to the COVID-19 outbreak, the countermeasures of the government and guidelines for citizens, aimed at informing foreigners living in or visiting South Korea.
Reports of breaking news related to COVID-19 will be presented by Theresa (Seung-yun) Rah, the former communications director of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Games Bid Committee and the host of Life: Abroad (9-10 AM, Mon.-Sat.) in English from 9:00 to 9:30 AM, and by Qi Ming-ming in Chinese from 9:30 to 10 AM.
COVID-19 Live Updates will be aired every day until the COVID-19 outbreak settles down.
Additionally, Hourly Bulletin, which is broadcast every hour at the 28 minute mark, also delivers the latest news about COVID-19.
TBS eFM offers live broadcast and replay on FM 101.3Mhz, its official website and YouTube, delivering a variety of information and news regarding life and living for foreigners in South Korea.
TBS eFM website: http://tbs.seoul.kr/eFm/index.do (radio broadcasting available in English/Chinese)