Denmark starts testing everyone with symptoms for coronavirus

Denmark starts testing everyone with symptoms for coronavirus
A Covid-19 testing centre being erected in Aarhus. Photo: Bo Amstrup/Ritzau Scanpix
Denmark will now test anyone with respiratory symptoms for coronavirus, with the country setting testing centres in tents in towns and cities across the country.
“Call if you have symptoms. Then we can test and then we can stop the chains of infection,” Health Minister Magnus Heunicke said at a press conference on Monday afternoon.
 
“If you have dry cough, breathing problems, call your doctor. Or call the doctor if it is outside working hours. Then you will be visited to have a test.” 
 
White tents marked 'Covid-19 Test Centre' began springing up over the weekend in all of the country's major cities, but the authorities have refused to explain what they are for. 
 
 
On Monday Heunicke announced that the tents would be used for carrying out a massively increased testing program. 
 
“The white tents are part of our test strategy, which in turn is linked to the reopening of Denmark,” he said. “As of today, we are performing pilot tests. We're doing tests right now.”
 
“We have really worked hard to build up test capacity. Now it's there, he said. “People with symptoms just have to call and they can be tested.” 
 
Health Minister Magnus Heunicke announced the new strategy at a press conference on Monday. Photo: Niels Christian Vilmann/Ritzau Scanpix

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