Assessment of COVID-19 Mass Testing: The Case of South Korea
6 Pages Posted: 18 Mar 2020
Date Written: March 18, 2020
South Korea’s knowledge and experience of the 2015 Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) allowed them to quickly react to the 2019 Novel Corona Virus or COVID-19. One of the lapses they have identified during the MERS outbreak was mass testing which resulted to a death toll of 38. This papers shows how South Korea’s mass testing allowed them to control the further increase in the number of new infections. Furthermore, it also allowed the early detection of outbreak in the city of Daegu after a period of 33 days from the start of testing.
Funding: Personally funded.
Conflict of Interest: None declared under financial, general, and institutional competing interests.
Keywords: COVID-19, Mass Testing, South Korea
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