Phone Booth Testing
Updated: Mar 31, 2020
A South Korean hospital found an innovative way to test everyone for the novel coronavirus in a facility that resembles a telephone booth. The testing facility has been established under a tented shelter outside the H Plus Yangji Hospital in Seoul which the hospital calls "Safe Assessment and Fast Evaluation Technical booths of Yangji hospital" or SAFETY.
The testing facility is made of four booths where medical staff examine people from behind a plastic panel and the booths are equipped with negative pressure motors and ultraviolet lamps to contain the harmful particles inside. After each test, the booths are disinfected and ventilated to prevent the threat of the next person getting infected by the novel coronavirus.