23 February 2020 – Launched a website showing movements of people with confirmed cases

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

Overview: The Korean government launched a website that aims to make public the movements of people who have tested positive for COVID-19, using cellphone, credit card, and other records provided by the patient.

The age and gender of cases are made public along with movement data for the preceding week, but names are not publicized. The website also shows the number of confirmed contacts each confirmed case has had with others, and whether a patient has recovered and been removed from quarantine.
Full details here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/coronavirus-south-korea-tracking-apps/2020/03/13/2bed568e-5fac-11ea-ac50-18701e14e06d_story.html