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

This item is sourced from COVID-19 Policy Watch co-ordinated by Policy. We are in the process of gathering further information and aligning taxonomies for these items.

Type of Intervention: Testing and tracing
Sectors Involved:
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency:

Overview: The Korea Centers for Disease Control announced that suspected cases, regardless of travel history, will be able to receive a COVID-19 test based on the medical staff”s decision.

Those hospitalized with pneumonia of unknown cause will receive COVID-19 testing in a negative-pressure room.
Full details here: https://www.cdc.go.kr/board/board.es?mid=a30402000000&bid=0030