Everyone entering medical establishments in Latvia will get Covid-tested

Everyone who wishes to enter a medical establishment will have to undergo the Covid-19 rapid antigen test, according to an information report from the Ministry of Health (VM) October 26.

The system is scheduled to be introduced from November 1.

Health Ministry specialist Kaspars Bērziņš said that rapid antigen tests in medical establishments are important to ensure that Covid-19 spread does not take place inside.

Bērziņš said the system would be simple - people who would like to enter a medical facility would have to undergo a rapid antigen test at the door. More than a million tests a month would be needed to supply family doctors, outpatient-care doctors and dentists.

An additional €5.26 million is needed in November to allow the new system to be introduced. The system is scheduled to last until the end of the emergency on January 11. Therefore, a further EUR 7.13 million will be needed between 1 December and 11 January 2022.

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