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South Korea Slowly Recovers From Coronavirus Outbreak

covid-19 employee screening station

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA – MAY 26: A robot demonstrates at SK Telecom that will be used for disinfection, checking body temperature at their company headquarters on May 26, 2020 in Seoul, South Korea. SK Telecom has developed a new autonomous robot to handle disinfection and monitoring duties as part of efforts to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), the company said. It will also monitor the temperatures of people around it and check whether they are wearing face masks. Those who are not wearing masks will be asked to do so by the robot if there are too many people around. They said it hopes the robots will lessen the workloads of people who are performing monitoring duties amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)