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May 11, 2020

COVID-19 Testing Reduced to 3 Times a Week!

Marvin Manzanero

And on the topic of testing, the Central Medical Lab will not be doing daily COVID-19 testing, with the country’s first wave contained. Director of Health Services Marvin Manzanero outlines when tests will be conducted and what’s the future of the CPR testing.


Dr. Marvin Manzanero, Director of Health Services

“To date, we have done one thousand one hundred and ninety-six tests and also of this week we are going to move towards testing three times per week only; that’s Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, unless something changes in terms of what we are actually finding. I am just coming out of a meeting with CMO colleagues in the region and I believe Suriname is the only other country that mirrors the work that we have done in this regard. And we are having a little bit of a discussion whether we should be doing CPR testing as randomly as we are proposing because it doesn’t seem that that’s a routine recommendation in the region. So, we are going to revisit that with the team tomorrow. We are meeting with the epidemiological team at headquarters and making a decision as to where we are going to go with the testing that we are doing.”

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