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  • - All right, here we go.

  • (speaking in a foreign language)

  • Wow, okay.

  • I've got tears in my eyes.

  • (upbeat rhythmic music)

  • You drive-through, almost as if you're going

  • to a McDonald's or a Starbucks.

  • (speaking in a foreign language)

  • I'm supposed to fill out this questionnaire

  • so that the health officials ahead of us

  • can identify whether or not I'm gonna need some testing.

  • They are taking my temperature, from both ears actually.

  • (speaking in a foreign language)

  • They've just shown me that my body temperature

  • is 36.6 degrees Celsius.

  • (speaking in a foreign language)

  • Ah.

  • It's very ticklish and a bit abrupt.

  • In a day or two, I will probably receive my results.

  • I will probably get them through text messages.

  • (cheerful xylophone music)

  • South Korea has seen cases rise more than 200-fold

  • in just a few weeks.

  • And a lot of that could be because testing

  • is so widespread here.

  • The government has set up more than 500

  • coronavirus testing sites, processing more than

  • 210,000 people in a few weeks.

  • Some critics say that if the government had,

  • early on, closed its border with China

  • and restricted travel from the epicenter

  • of the country's epidemic, than maybe

  • it wouldn't have needed to create so many testing sites,

  • like this drive-through.

  • - This meant that COVID-19 can be characterized

  • as a pandemic.

  • (bright xylophone music)

  • - [Andrew] The biggest takeaway is that

  • the drive-through testing site is quick,

  • efficient and minimizes the risk

  • that potential patients might get the virus

  • from those who already have it.

  • The biggest limitation though, is you must be able to drive

  • and have access to a car to use this facility.

  • This probably means people who can't drive

  • or people with disabilities will face difficulty

  • in coming here and undertaking the test.

- All right, here we go.

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