But these countries are two of the poster boys for dealing with coronavirus in a way that Britain is not.
We will have our own enquiry in time as to whether we were too late with lockdown and too cavalier with testing but the numbers make for jarring reading.
The death toll from the disease stands at South Korea is 240. In Germany it has just passed 7,000. In the UK it exceeds 30,000. Another 649 died on Wednesday. There was one Covid-related death in Korea the same day.
Korea’s mark in the sand for bringing back football was drawn when their confirmed number of coronavirus patients fell below 30 for at least two weeks. Having ticked that box, the K League was cleared to start up.
We, sadly, are miles away from those numbers.
Published at Fri, 08 May 2020 06:00:00 +0000