The possibilities of rapid testing | SMN NEWS

PHILIPSBURG:— November 25th, 2020. The General Audit Chamber submitted its report entitled “Mini audit on the possibilities of rapid testing on St. Maarten” to Parliament today. The report presents findings, analysis, and focal points related to the possibilities of rapid COVID-19 testing.

Since the start of the pandemic, the Government has expressed the need and desire to engage in broad coronavirus testing. The total amount of tests conducted represents about 14% of the population (excluding arriving passengers). Until recently, the gold standard PCR-test has been exclusively used. These tests are very accurate, but also very technically complex, expensive and require ...

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