25 February 2020 – Announced testing of Shincheonji sect members

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Type of Intervention: Testing and tracing
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Level of Jurisdiction: National
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Overview: The Korean government announced it would conduct COVID-19 tests on all members of the Shincheonji sect.

At the time of announcing the policy, 60 percent of all COVID-19 cases in South Korea were linked to a Shincheonji church in Daegu.
Full details here: https://en.yna.co.kr/view/AEN20200225001552315