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prevention of quarantine, it would be nice to just convey your heart to this holiday, but over 470,000 train tickets have already been sold for the Chuseok holiday.
As many people gather at the train station during the holidays, you should check who has any suspicious symptoms, but it turns out that 9 out of 10 train stations do not have thermal imaging cameras as standard equipment.
Reporter Ahn Hee-jae covered this.
Seoul Station is visited by an average of over 50,000 people a day.
At the entrance of the platform, a thermal imaging camera is installed like this, so it immediately displays the passengers who have a fever. Let's check the situation at the train station and other places where many passengers visit.
Of the 10 major stations that have visited an average of more than 10,000 people a day in the past eight months, only six have thermal imaging cameras, including Seoul Station, Busan, and Dongdaegu Station.
It was not installed at Yongsan and Suwon Stations with a floating population of more than 20,000, Daejeon and Cheonan Asan Stations with over 10,000.
The entire station installation rate is lowered to 13%.
Most of the time, there is only one, and the operating hours are different.
Since most of the installation and operation is done with local government money, it depends on the circumstances of the local government.
Some people say that they will not operate the device on Chuseok holidays and weekends even after installing the device due to the lack of manpower.
[Station official: I did (installed) it because I wondered if I should do what I can do.
(During Chuseok?) I can't.
Not even on weekends.
Because there are no people.] During the
Chuseok holiday, the number of tickets reserved for the Chuseok holiday was 470,000, and it was limited to seats by the window, but it is a big move that makes the quarantine authorities nervous.
[Kang Joon-Hyun/Deo-Bul-eo Democratic Party Member (National Land Committee): Failure to thoroughly prepare for (Chuseok holiday) may cause difficulties in inter-regional radio wave interception and quarantine.
It is necessary to prepare systematically with minimal equipment and manpower (.)]
If heat is displayed on the thermal imaging camera, the body temperature is measured in the station's isolation room and boarding is restricted.
There is no compulsion, but as it is an effective measure to prevent the spread of corona, it seems that it needs to be supplemented even temporarily during the Chuseok holiday.
(Video coverage: Gong Jin-gu and Ha Ryung, video editing: Park Seon, VJ: Noh Jae-min)