ADB and Republic of Korea take health and safety of delegates, participants
Korean government has implemented pre-emptive measures for COVID-19 situation
MANILA – The Asian Development Bank and the Republic of Korea (ROK) said they consider the health and safety of all delegates and participants to the Annual Meeting scheduled from May 2-5,2020 in Incheon.
In a statement released Friday afternoon, the ADB said the Korean government has already implemented pre-emptive and preventative measures in response to the COVID-19 situation and patients in Korea are being treated at designated hospitals.
Both the ADB and the Korean government said Incheon airport is equipped with early detection technology and they have established 31 designated screening clinics around Incheon Metropolitan City.
“Together with city authorities, Convensia, the convention center that will host the Annual Meeting in Songdo, has also put in place an emergency response system to quickly respond to any COVC-19 situation,” the statement said. The measures will continue for the ADB Annual Meeting which include temperature checking on entry, provision of masks, regular disinfection and sterilization of the venues and quick isolation of any person exhibiting or manifesting symptoms and subsequent treatment in one of four designated nearby hospitals.
ADB and the Korean government assured everyone they will continue to monitor the situation and will inform the delegates and participants accordingly.
“We will provide updates through our website and e-new
etters in the days ahead,” the statement concluded.
Traditionally, both the Ministers of Finance and the Central Bank governors and their staff attend the Annual Meeting. The event has attracted local and foreign news correspondents. (Melo M. Acuña)
File photo taken during the Asian Development Bank Annual Meeting in Manila in 2018. (Melo M. Acuna)