Mobile telecommunication big-data, infectious disease simulations, and epidemiological strategies: Seoul's experience

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The Seoul Metropolitan Area has been vulnerable to the highly contagious infectious disease amid the urban health crisis of the COVID-19 pandemic. The environments of high population density and hyper-connectivity within and beyond Korea have aggravated the health threat. At this point in preparation for a step-by-step recovery of daily life with a high vaccination rate and coexistence with COVID-19, the use of infectious disease tracking and management technology using Mobile telecommunication Big-Data (MBD) will support citizens to live their ordinary daily life. In addition, the urban health authority, in charge of social distancing, can enhance the efficiency of patient tracking. We expect that this research will be able to contribute to establishing a better quarantine management system.

This report introduces an epidemiological strategy for the smart city using the COVID-19 analysis algorithm and the dynamics of MBD under the theme of “Development of a smart city epidemic prevention model in the metropolitan area using Mobile telecommunication Big-Data”