Free Covid testing a possibility

By TPN/Lusa, in News, Health · 11-02-2021 12:00:00 · 7 Comments

Health Minister has proposed mass testing, allowing tests without a prescription and at no cost

The Health Minister has called for a change to the rules applied for Covid testing in Portugal. Marta Temido has proposed the mass testing of the population, allowing tests without a prescription and to make them available at no cost. Currently, testing for the virus can cost up to 120 euros when done privately. The announcement came after the newly-appointed chief of the country’s vaccination programme said increased testing was a key element into defeating the coronavirus which has seen Portugal climb to the top of the global Covid fatality ranking.

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Covid PCR test charge equal to one month food cost.comparing to economy price is too high I hope authority must focus on this issue and mitigate the problem soon.

By Johan from Lisbon on 12-02-2021 04:44

Kindly try to minimize cost because for me I am living with my mom wife and 2 months old son if I need test covid-19 it cost 300 plus that means half of my apartment rent .How is it possible for us to do test if any case happen in my family?.No way????????????

By Kishan from Lisbon on 11-02-2021 06:55

We in Portugal are behind compared to 1st world countries. In. Testing and Vaccine.

By Constance from Algarve on 11-02-2021 06:03

When will the no cost testing be available and where.?

By Alice Rau from Algarve on 11-02-2021 03:08

The President of Portugal, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, tested negative twice and positive twice in the same 24 hours!!!

It's almost impossible to be impartial when spectating this chaos.

By Stephen Walker from Alentejo on 11-02-2021 03:07

Still remember how judges in the L'bon court decided that these tests are not reliable? Still remember that Portugal seems to have plenty of money to throw in at cost of people losing their everything and leaving their children without food? Check out the Health Minister's professional background. As good as no experience, whatsoever!! Paid by our tax money.

By Ana Perreira from Algarve on 11-02-2021 01:43

More testing = more cases. Do we really want that?

By Fred Doe from Algarve on 11-02-2021 12:23
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