OPSI COVID-19 Innovative Response Tracker

Fast-track Approval for coronavirus test kits

Innovative response

The Government of the Republic of Korea cut red tape by enabling a fast-track approval for company’s coronavirus test kits.

Specific issues addressed and anticipated impact

It has exponentially increased the maximum daily testing capacity to more than 18,000 as of March 16 and led to early detection.

Organisations/institutions involved

Ministry of Food and Drug Safety

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Level(s) of government:
  • National/Federal government

Issues being addressed:

  • Health and safety of responders
  • Governance responses
  • Public service delivery under new circumstances