03 March 2020 – Drive-through testing site opened in northern city of Goyang

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Type of Intervention: Healthcare and public health capacity
Sectors Involved: Enhance laboratory testing capacity
Level of Jurisdiction: National
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Overview: An innovative way of testing for the novel coronavirus in the northern city of Goyang, in a drive-through testing site, has been opened Drivers pull in to a parking lot where they then drive to several stations. Nurses in PPE register drivers, check their temperatures, and use swabs to take samples from their throats and nasal passages.
Full details here: https://edition.cnn.com/2020/03/02/asia/coronavirus-drive-through-south-korea-hnk-intl/index.html