COVID-19: Will South Korea's model help save Nigeria's hospital bed shortage?

As a response to hospital bed shortages during the COVID-19 pandemic, South Korea developed a strategy that divides individuals who tested positive into four categories – mild, moderate, severe, and extremely severe – and placed those on the low end of the spectrum in self-quarantine or Living Treatment Centers (residential buildings requiring few medical personnel). As Nigeria grapples with the same issue, they look to South Korea as a model, but hesitate on making it work in different cultural contexts.

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