28 February 2020 – Case definition expanded; entirety of mainland China a ‘contaminated area’

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Type of Intervention: Case identification, contact tracing and related measures
Sectors Involved: Border health check
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency:

Overview: The case definition will be expanded in order to prevent further import of Covid-19. Contaminated areas will be defined as the entirety of mainland China. Therefore, any travellers departed from China will be a subject to strengthened screening and quarantine measures. They should fill out and submit a health questionnaire to a quarantine officer at the point of entry. Providing false information on travel history or symptoms could result in a fine of up to 10 million Korean won (equivalent to USD 10,000).
Full details here: https://www.cdc.go.kr/board/board.es?mid=a30402000000&bid=0030&act=view&list_no=365875&tag=&nPage=14