Ministry of Health Pleased With Testing Turnout

Basseterre, St. Kitts, December 5, 2022 (ZIZ) — Nearly 200 persons have shown up for testing in the first two days of the Ministry of Health’s Car Park Covid-19 Testing programme.

According to a statement Owing to the increase in the number of new cases, The Ministry of Health is engaging in an expanded programme of COVID-19 testing services to individuals who meet the criteria for COVID-19 illness.

On Tuesday 4th January 100 persons were tested and on Wednesday 99 persons were tested.

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health, Dr. Delores Stapleton Harris said the ministry is happy with the response so far.

The venues for testing are Tuesday at the Basseterre Health Centre, Wednesday at Pogson Medical Centre in Sandy Point, and Thursday at Mary Charles Hospital in Molineux. Testing at all sites is done between 6:30 and 730 am.

Persons who have any of the following symptoms should get tested for COVID-19: fever or chills (with no alternative illness that explains these symptoms), cough, sore throat, runny nose, shortness of breath, loss of taste or smell, and joint and/or muscle pain.

The test is free and a referral or an appointment is not necessary.

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