Local COVID-19 Testing To Begin Next Week


(Cabinet notes)

The testing of patients using the laboratory facilities on-island will commence next week.

A trial session for training by virtual means was successfully undertaken yesterday, with the trainers in Washington, D.C. where PAHO is located.

The training will take a few days with practice sessions.

There are sufficient kits to test those who display sufficient symptoms, utilizing a set of criteria that will ensure efficiency and accuracy, and those who have been contact-traced.

There are sufficient reagents and kits, thanks to Venezuela, the People’s Republic of China, and the Treasury of Antigua and Barbuda.

The COVID-19 tests were previously  undertaken by CARPHA in Trinidad.

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  1. Dem need to tap lie. The isloation unit, the lab, everything is next week, like they getting ready for hurricane and think they have til May.
    Excuses after excuses, while dominica, barbados etc etc far ahead of antigua. This time we are definitely first: the first to be LAST.
    FIRE that health minister.

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