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Covid-19 Pandemic: 2020 Coronavirus outbreak

Italy Ministry of Health announced new guidelines

Thursday Feb 27, 2020
Italy

The Ministry of Health announced new guidelines for reporting cases on 27 February in response to the previous blanket testing that caused case numbers to surge and inflamed public panic. It would no longer report asymptomatic cases (swabs taken from patients which tested positive but were not showing symptoms) which counted as 40 to 50% of all reported cases at the time. These people would undergo isolation at home and would be followed up with new tests until they were negative.


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