Covid-19 testing in public phone booths

Covid-19 phone booth test

A public hospital in Seoul has installed around its building public phone booths to offer easy, quick testing to people worried they may test positive to Coronavirus.

More concretely, one person at a time can enter one side of the glass-walled booth and grab a handset connected to a hospital worker standing on the other side of the glass. After a consultation, the staff member can stick their arms into rubber gloves embedded into the booth to swab the patient quickly, collecting a sample before the booth is quickly disinfected.

The hospital claims that the seven-minute exam allows it to test almost 10 times as many samples as it could without the special booths.