12 February 2020 – Public should only get tested if showing symptoms and link to cases

This item is sourced from the CCCSL: CSH Covid-19 Control Strategies List co-ordinated by the Complexity Science Hub Vienna, Austria. We are in the process of gathering further information and aligning taxonomies for these items.

Intervention Categories: Surveillance and response measures; Detecting and isolating cases
Level of Jurisdiction: National

Overview: Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advised the public to get tested only if they have symptoms and epidemiological link. Testing for COVID-19 should be determined by clinician’s opinion. Furthermore, asking for a certificate to prove a negative test result for school or work should be discouraged.
Full details here: https://www.cdc.go.kr/board/board.es?mid=a30402000000&bid=0030&act=view&list_no=366165&tag=&nPage=11