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每日英語跟讀 Ep.818: About S.Korea - Drive-thru clinics: Korea’s new weapons in virus fight

South Korea is trying new ploys to battle the novel coronavirus outbreak.


Goyang, Gyeonggi Province, set up a drive-thru testing facility on Wednesday, where symptom checks, sample collection and payment receipt are done in one-stop fashion in under 10 minutes.


Gyeonggi Province communications official Park Hyun-su said that the checkups at the drive-thru are about 20 minutes faster than the typical way done at hospitals or public health centers. Park said the service will soon be introduced in other regions of the province. Other cities outside Gyeonggi Province with drive-thru clinics are Daegu and Sejong.


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Vintage fashion: senior models bridge S. Korea’s age divide 陳年時尚:高齡模特兒縮小南韓世代鴻溝

Aged 70 she was working 20 hours a day in a hospital just to make ends meet. Now at 75, Choi Soon-hwa is an unlikely fashion star and model in South Korea.


"I think of having this job at this age as a miracle," Choi says.


She is now the oldest professional model in the South, and has walked runway at Seoul Fashion Week. It is a far cry from her life even just a few years ago when she was a care worker.


"The stress was excruciating," she confesses.


When she worked at the hospital, she says she had to dye her hair as patients didn’t want someone who "looked too old" to look after them. Now her pale locks have become an asset to a new generation of designers who value distinctiveness.


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