Door-to-door best way to conduct mass testing

Restricted movement has confined people to residential places

In Summary

• There are people who wish to be tested but for lack of time, they downplay this crucial exercise at the expense of their businesses. 

• The ongoing mass testing is going on in a haphazard fashion. 

Test tube for testing coronavirus.
CONDUCT IT BETTER: Test tube for testing coronavirus.
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With the arrival of substantial coronavirus testing kits in the country weeks ago, mass testing could be essential if conducted door to door.

Restricted movement has confined people to residential places as many continue to work from home, making it easier for them to submit themselves for testing, especially during weekends. The ongoing mass testing is going on in a haphazard fashion that will continue to be counterproductive as the virus consumes more people.

There are people who wish to be tested but for lack of time, they downplay this crucial exercise at the expense of their businesses. These are, for instance, security guards among others. 

If the government devises this method, it may be shocked by the outcome as it has emerged that a lot of people are asymptomatic carriers in our midst.

 

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