Cape Town clinics launches Covid-19 testing booths

Published Jul 21, 2020



In an effort towards increasing Covid-19 testing in high-risk areas, 17 clinics in Cape Town have been equipped with testing booths.

Some of these testing booths are situated at clinics in Manenberg, Delft South, Gugulethu, Masiphumelele and Tafelsig.

“Our new testing booths will allow us to conduct tests with an added layer of safety for both the person conducting the test and the person being tested. Importantly, it will allow us to save valuable personal protection equipment (PPE) as there is a worldwide shortage at present,” said mayoral committee member for community services and health, Zahid Badroodien.

“The testing booths are designed for a single operator who will not need to don PPE whilst testing, although a surgical mask is still recommended," he said.

He added that the testing booths were a cost-effective solution and that testers would use special external glove extensions fitted on the booth to perform tests.

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