Only high-risk groups in Gwangju, Jeonnam, Pyeongtaek, and Anseong can undergo PCR testing and quarantine period shortened by 7 days

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To counter the spread of omicron mutations, PCR test subjects are focused on high-risk groups.

The Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasures Headquarters announced at a regular briefing today that a new test and treatment system of this type will be introduced first in four regions, including Gwangju, Jeonnam, Pyeongtaek and Anseong, Gyeonggi-do, where the number of Omicron patients has surged.

High-risk groups subject to PCR testing include those who are epidemiologically related to the confirmed person, such as close contact, those who have received a doctor’s note stating that they need COVID-19 testing, the elderly over 60, and those who have tested positive for a self-test kit or rapid antigen test. .

Other than that, if you visit a screening clinic, you will be tested with a self-test kit, and only if the test is positive, you will receive a PCR test. In this case, the test fee is free.

In addition, if you visit a respiratory clinic because of symptoms such as fever, you can take a professional rapid antigen test after consulting with a doctor, and if positive, you can receive a PCR test at the relevant medical institution.

In this case, the examination fee is free, but you must pay a co-payment of KRW 5,000 for the examination fee.

A negative confirmation certificate for confirming the quarantine pass can also be replaced with a negative rapid antigen test performed by a screening clinic, and the validity period is shortened from 48 hours to 24 hours.



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