PANAMA CITY (Reuters) – Panama is the newest nation to supply vacationers a COVID-19 take a look at once they arrive at its essential airport, rather less than every week after resuming worldwide flights following a seven-month suspension because of the pandemic.
The Sofia SARS Antigen Fluorescent Immunoassay exams are supposed to stop the import of recent instances.
Worldwide flights resumed on Monday, October 12.
Since then, some 1,000 folks have been examined, stated Yelitza Campos, an adviser at Jers Medical, the distributer of the exams in Panama.
A Panamanian well being official stated of these examined, 20 folks have come again optimistic for COVID-19 .
Raffoul Arab, the supervisor of the Tocumen Worldwide Airport in Panama Metropolis, stated the exams value $50 for vacationers who don’t have already got a unfavorable take a look at lower than 48 hours previous.
Panama has to date registered about 125,000 official instances and a pair of,500 deaths.
(Reporting by Elida Moreno; enhancing by Diane Craft)
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