Serbian government denies shortage of coronavirus tests

Serbian government denies shortage of coronavirus tests

Serbian government denies shortage of coronavirus tests Izvor: Shutterstock

The Serbian government on Tuesday denied media reports that the country’s health care system does not have enough coronavirus tests.

“The Serbian government and Crisis Staff want to inform the public that there are more than 260,000 so-called PCR tests in Serbia and that the amount of available tests is rregularly increased in line with needs,” a government press release said.

It said that more than 400,000 tests have been done making Serbia one of the European countries that has done the largest number of coronavirus tests.

“Citizens with symptoms of respiratory infections or symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough, chest pain) should first report to special (Covid) surgeries at their local medical centers where they will be diagnosed with lung x-rays, blood tests, temperature measured and a quick test. Only after that is done and in consultation with the local medical center doctors will they go to the appropriate medical institution for a free PCR test,” the press release said.

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