With regard to the mass tests for the coronavirus planned for December 5th in Austria, Health Minister Rudolf Anschober (Greens) sees the uncertainty of antigen tests as “one of the central problems”. “Therefore, we will retest if the results are positive”, the Minister assured on the question of more meaningful PCR or lamp tests and a certain percentage of false positive antigen tests.
As with the tests of up to 200,000 teachers on 5/6 December, the entire population should also be able to be tested on a weekend, Anschober said to the “diePresse.”
“This weekend we will take a close look at the organizational model of mass testing in South Tyrol. It seems to me to be the best so far, that is: blocked on a weekend with many testing opportunities and a strong digitalization in the implementation to avoid waiting times,” explains the Health Minister.
He also emphasized three central basic principles of mass testing: “voluntariness, repetition and good communication that does not create false assurances”.
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