Send Tory ministers to Seoul to learn about mask-wearing | Letter

A recent visitor to South Korea compares the country’s approach to Covid management with that of the UK

We are just back from six weeks in Seoul, South Korea, and suffered a real culture shock on our return. In South Korea, there is not a soul without a mask. The man in the street and taxi drivers remind you if you have forgotten it.

All offices, schools, shops, restaurants, museums, train stations and airports have entry requirements. There are units taking your temperature and sanitising your hands before you can enter.

One gets used to it and it means things go on pretty well as normal – apart from a limit of four people per table for a meal until 6pm, then two per table. The numbers of Covid cases and deaths are minimal there compared with ours. So why is the cabinet setting such a bad example (Report, 14 September)? Send them on holiday to Seoul.
Pauline Harvey
Watlington, Oxfordshire

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