Coronavirus screening for healthcare professionals is only recommended if there are symptoms.
This was announced during a briefing on April 1 by the Deputy Minister of Health, Chief Medical Officer of Health Viktor Lyashko, reports a correspondent for Ukrinform.
“We use the experience of Italy and Spain, which has shown today that daily or two-day tests of all medical workers lead to a deceptive sense of security. Therefore, tests are recommended for medical workers, as well as for those involved in the service sectors of the country’s operation, only when symptoms appear. “Lyashko said.
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He noted that tests can also be performed in cases determined by the attending physician or epidemiologist during an investigation into an epidemic of infectious diseases.
According to the DSP, at 10:00 am on April 1 in Ukraine – 669 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19, of which 17 were fatal, 10 patients recovered.
As reported, as of the morning of April 1, 858,892 cases of coronavirus have been recorded worldwide, 178,100 patients have recovered, deaths – 42,158.
According to the materials: ukrinform.ru