The Department of Health Abu Dhabi and SEHA launch the screening for COVID-19 at Zayed Sports City.
Emadeddin Khalil, Staff Reporter
The external medical services of the Abu Dhabi Health Services Company Seha has established in cooperation with the competent authorities the “Test Center for COVID-19” at Zayed Sports City in the capital Abu Dhabi.
The Centre has been designated for examination and detection for the new coronavirus “Covid-19”.
The test process will be conducted while examinees remain in their vehicles as a precautionary measure taken by the state to curb the spread of the virus. The Centre has four paths for vehicles through which people will undergo the test without any touch.
During a tour conducted at the Centre on Saturday, it was noticed that the Centre has divided the roads leading to it into two parts to enter its four main gates. It is said that would facilitate the entry of individuals who wish to undergo the tests and also ensure they will not be infected with the virus while they are inside the vehicles without getting off them. This also aims to avoid gatherings of individuals to curb the spread of the virus.
The test process at the new Centre is performed in two stages through two stations – “the registration station and the test station”. The whole process of test takes a few minutes from the entry until leaving the Centre without leaving the vehicles.
Examinees register using the Emirates ID card, as registration is done without touching the device, then they move to the next stage, which is the test process.
At the test station, a nurse takes a nasal swab in a single step, without any touch between the nurse and the individual sitting in the vehicle, and then exits through the way leading to the gates.
The Test Centre for COVID-19, through individuals data recorded in the registration station, informs them of the result within 6 hours. In case of the result is positive, the necessary preventive measures will be taken immediately.
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