06 February 2020 – Expanded scope of testing for COVID-19

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Type of Intervention: Testing and tracing
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Level of Jurisdiction: National
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Overview: The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that anyone who visited any part of China and showed symptoms such as increased temperature or respiratory issues could be termed a “suspected case” and be subject to a medical check.

Under the revision, people diagnosed with pneumonia of unknown cause can also be tested for COVID-19.
Full details here: https://en.yna.co.kr/view/AEN20200206009600320