Amid long lines, rapid COVID-19 tests resumed at kiosks in Mexico City

Rapid tests are carried out in Mexico City (Photo: Jorge Núñez / EFE)
Rapid tests are carried out in Mexico City (Photo: Jorge Núñez / EFE)

This Saturday, January 2, activities were resumed at the kiosks of the Mexico City to perform the rapid antigen test to find out if you have Covid-19, in case of having had contact with a positive person or suffering from any symptoms.

A user shared an image where it can be seen that the lines to perform the tests are very long. “Long lines in the Macro health kiosks installed by CDMX “he wrote on his Twitter account.

Until now, the number of tests that are carried out per day in the kiosks of Mexico City is unknown his

A healthcare worker wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) takes a swab sample from a man to obtain a rapid test result for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Mexico City, Mexico, November 20 2020. REUTERS / Carlos Jasso / File Photo
A healthcare worker wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) takes a swab sample from a man to obtain a rapid test result for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Mexico City, Mexico, November 20 2020. REUTERS / Carlos Jasso / File Photo

These are the kiosks that will operate each of these days and their schedules:

By Saturday, January 2, they will be available 16 Macro Kiosks, including those found on the esplanade of the Azteca Stadium and in the Casa Jaime Sabines, from 09:00 to 17:00; as well as the 117 Health Centers that are open 365 days a year and take samples from 09:00 to 01:00 pm.

He January 3 will be able to go to the 117 Health Centers which are open on weekends and holidays and samples will be taken from 09:00 to 13:00.

The 75 kiosks and 117 Health Centers that normally open on weekends and take samples from 09:00 am to 01:00 pm.

Health sector workers are applying rapid tests (Photo: José Pazos / EFE)
Health sector workers are applying rapid tests (Photo: José Pazos / EFE)

To know the exact location of the points where the Macro Kiosks The following website can be accessed: https://covid19.cdmx.gob.mx/storage/app/media/uploaded-files/ubicacion-de-macro-quioscos-y-quioscos.pdf. You can also check this information by a message SMS to the number 51515 writing the word “Proof”.

The health kiosks began to operate in the capital from July 15 and were initially installed in 34 neighborhoods in order to provide medical advice and carry out PCR tests to detect the disease, in August they increased to 70 carp in 158 colonies.

The objective of rapid tests is to detect positive cases more quickly and to isolate them for 15 days to reduce the number of infections in Mexico City

The kiosks are in 16 delegations (Photo: Jaime Ávalos / EFE)
The kiosks are in 16 delegations (Photo: Jaime Ávalos / EFE)

The Mexico City is on a red traffic light, and the administration of Claudia Sheinbaum is making efforts to detect virus carriers, facilitate access to tests and ensure that only essential activities remain open with rigorous sanitary measures.

The government of the capital calls on the inhabitants to follow the basic rules to avoid catching and spreading the COVID-19 disease:

-Stay at home. If you do not have to go out, do not go out, do not expose yourself, avoid catching it or infecting your family.

Long lines to perform the covid test (Photo: José Pazos / EFE)
Long lines to perform the covid test (Photo: José Pazos / EFE)

-If it is essential that you go out, wear a mask and always keep a healthy distance.

-No parties, no posadas or meetings with friends and family. A call is made to spend the holidays only with people who live in the same house.

-The purchases should only be made by one person in the household.

-If you are positive to COVID-19, isolate yourself for 15 days and call Locatel (55-5658-1111) to receive support and medical follow-up.

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