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Why South Korea's coronavirus death toll is comparatively low – video explainer

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Published on September 9, 2020 - Duration: 05:06s

Why South Korea's coronavirus death toll is comparatively low – video explainer

​On 29 February​, South Korea reported a peak of 909 new Covid-19 cases and was suffering one of the worst outbreaks outside of China.

But this week, the government announced a single-digit number of new cases for the first time in almost two months.

As of 22 April, there were 238 confirmed coronavirus-related deaths in South Korea.

Experts say that the country is one of few to succeed in 'flattening the curve' despite never having a formal lockdown in place​.

And with life slowly beginning to return to something like normality, Seoul-based journalist Nemo Kim has been looking at what lessons can be learned

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