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Sample-taking of 20,000 private and public sector workers has started

The collection of samples from workers in the public and private sectors to be tested for Covid-19 has started on Saturday morning, the CNA reports.

The process is expected to last 20 days and is conducted in collaboration with private labs that fulfil the criteria set by the Ministry of Health.

The Health Ministry calls on all citizens that fulfil the following criteria to reach out to one of the approved labs to make an appointment (a list of the labs can be found here):

-workers in the public and wider public sectors and local administration, prioritising authorities that provide services to the public

-members of the National Guard

-members of the Police

-members of the Fire Service, and

-workers in the private sector with priority to businesses providing services to the public (ex. banks, post offices, gas stations) and food and drink retail businesses (ex. supermarkets, kiosks, bakeries etc)

The Health Ministry advises that on the day of their appointment, beneficiaries should present proof verifying their job position, like a signed confirmation from the employer.

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