01 April 2020 – Testing threshold lowered to include all those with respiratory symptoms

Type of Intervention: Regulation
Sectors Involved: Health
Intervention Categories: Surveillance and response measures; Detecting and isolating cases
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Ministry of health, director public health

Overview: Threshold for testing is lowered. Now includes any respiratory symptoms, not just travel or direct contact
Full details here: https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/413135/covid-19-numbers-expected-to-rise-as-new-case-definition-issued

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Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government