Cascais to test all residents ahead of summer season

in News · 25-05-2020 09:45:00 · 3 Comments

Cascais plans to be the first in Portugal to test all of its 200,000 residents for coronavirus antibodies to try and help them enjoy as normal a summer season as possible despite the crisis.

Results take 24 hours, and Cascais hopes to conduct 5,000 tests per week in a deal with pharmaceutical firm Roche and two independent private labs. Each test costs five euros and is paid for by the municipality and several patrons.


Comments:

Ich libe cascais

By Costa João from Lisbon on 25-05-2020 10:02

All well to test the residents - but then what? Would they be separated from visitors to Cascais, who easily could bring the virus? Again- seems like a good initiative if done properly and efficiently, but unless there are measures in place to separate the tested population from untested visitors could far to easily backfire.......

By B Biederbeck from Lisbon on 25-05-2020 02:09

That is wonderful however the residents won't be able to enjoy this summer at 5000 tests per week. 200 000 residents being tested at a rate of 5 000 tests per week will take 40 weeks to conclude the testing. If it were 5 000 tests per day it would take 40 days.

By Ronald from Other on 25-05-2020 11:08
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