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Sep 4, 2020

Belize Continues to Monitor Other COVID-19 Tests

Marvin Manzanero

Director of Health Services Doctor Marvin Manzanero also shared an update on the COVID-19 tests that Belize is monitoring at this time. He says that at this time the Abbott Test appears to be a viable option but access may be a problem if it is eventually mass produced and cleared for testing.


Dr. Marvin Manzanero, Director of Health Services

“In terms of the other test that we have been asked in other forums about the Abbott Test because you will hear that appear on the media which is a fifteen minute test that people can use. Of course it seems to have good sensitivity and specificity. We are monitoring that. I don’t know how much access we are going to have in Belize for the use because I know bigger countries are going to have easier or quicker access to it than we are going to have in Belize. We also have the note of the saliva test that is being launched by one of the companies in the US and we are also being on the lookout for it because we also want to make everybody’s job easier and we are making sure that we are keeping up to date with what is being published elsewhere.”

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