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Testing policy

This interactive chart maps government policies on testing for COVID-19. Note that this relates to PCR testing for the virus only; it does not include non-PCR, antibody testing.

Countries are grouped into four categories:

  • No testing policy
  • Testing only for those who both (a) have symptoms AND (b) meet specific criteria (e.g. key workers, admitted to hospital, came into contact with a known case, returned from overseas)
  • Testing of anyone showing COVID-19 symptoms
  • Open public testing (e.g “drive through” testing available to asymptomatic people)

Contact tracing

This interactive chart maps government policies on contract tracing for COVID-19.

Learn more about the data source, the Oxford Coronavirus Government Response Tracker

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