• Who is eligible to get tested?

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    ○ In accordance with the case definitions provided for in these guidelines, patients classified as suspected cases and Patients Under Investigation (PUI) may get tested.

    ○ There is no need to get tested out of simple anxiety. We ask that you trust the expert advice of your physicians.

    Suspected Cases

    A person who develops a fever or respiratory symptoms (coughing, difficulty breathing, etc.) within 14 days of coming into contact with a confirmed patient

    Patients Under Investigation

    A person who is suspected of having the COVID-19 virus as per doctor’s diagnosis of pneumonia of unknown causes.

    A person who develops a fever (37.5 and above) or respiratory symptoms (coughing, difficulty breathing, etc.) within 14 days of travelling overseas

    A person with an epidemiologic link to a collective outbreak of COVID-19 in Korea and develops a fever (37.5℃ and above) or respiratory symptoms (coughing, difficulty breathing, etc.) within 14 days.

    < Source: Response Guidelines for Coronavirus-19 (edition 7-4), Central Disease Control Headquarters, as of April 3, 2020>