Testing for COVID-19 cases in ASEAN
In ASEAN, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases is reported with little information on the number of screening tests performed or the criteria for who is tested. We highlight the need for enhanced surveillance and reporting of the number of people screened and screening criteria when testing capacity is limited.
Concerns raised over Indonesia's lab tests as country reports zero coronavirus cases. 27 February 2020. https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/indonesia-pressured-to-do-more-to-detect-coronavirus-amid-zero-reported-cases Accessed 6 March 2020.
Dyna Rochmyaningsih. Indonesia finally reports two coronavirus cases. Scientists worry it has many more. 3 March 2020. https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/03/indonesia-finally-reports-two-coronavirus-cases-scientists-worry-it-has-many-more Accessed 6 March 2020.
Gemma Holliani Cahya. Indonesia to test more people for COVID-19. 4 March 2020. https://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2020/03/04/indonesia-test-more-people-covid-19-coronavirus.html Accessed 6 March 2020.
Feliz Solomon and Niharika Mandhana. Tests Hundreds on Cruise for Coronavirus. 17 February 2020. https://www.wsj.com/articles/cambodia-tests-hundreds-on-cruise-for-coronavirus-11581957867 Accessed 6 March 2020.
Aung Phay Kyi Soe. Myanmar remains virus-free, Health ministry assures. 29 February 2020. https://www.mmtimes.com/news/myanmar-remains-virus-free-health-ministry-assures.html Accessed 6 March 2020.