-Tests in less than a month exceeds tests done in 2020
Guyanese across the country over the past weeks have been flocking COVID 19 testing site amid the outbreak of the Omicron Variant.
During Wednesday's COVID 19 update, Health Minister, Dr. Frank Anthony said that Guyana has enough testing capacity.
According to official reports from the Ministry of Health, since the beginning of this year the Ministry has conducted a total of 30,539 as compared to the 38,548 conducted in 2020.
This means that the number of tests conducted since the beginning of this year exceeds that of 2020.
"WE HAVE BEEN WORKING TO GET THOSE MEDICATIONS...HOPEFULLY WITHIN ANOTHER WEEK OR SO WE SHOULD BE ABLE TO HAVE THOSE MERCK DRUG AVAILABLE LOCALLY...PAXLOVID THERE IS A GLOBAL SHORTAGE BECAUSE THE MORE DEVELOPED COUNTRY BOUGHT UP A LOT OF THE SUPPLIES"
However he highlighted that the influx of persons at testing site is a call of concern .
''not because you've been exposed to someone who got the virus means you will rush .The result will show negative right away because there is no virus detected as yet''
Dr. Anthony further urged Guyanese to not only "flock" to one testing site, while pointing out there are numerous.
"So we have in Georgetown and its environment about 15 or so or 12 health facilities that are run by the Ministry of Health and in eight of those we are offering testing you can go to Campbellville health center and get tested there."