Swiftness and transparency, as well as the response of citizens, play key roles in managing the Covid-19 crisis in Seoul, one of the densely populated cities in the world, Mayor Park Won-soon said in an interview with EFE.

Park, 64, said that following the outbreak of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in 2015 in South Korea, especially Seoul, which recorded 103 of the total 183 infections, the city council learned the importance of two basic elements – "speed and transparency".EFE-EPA