The Czech government presented this morning a plan to test 27,000 people in various population groups to gain information on how many people have to head the virus possibly without symptoms.
From Thursday, April 23 you will find three sampling tents in Prague:
- Náměstí Míru – only for adults 18-59 years old, from 10 am to 8 pm
- Zítkovy sady – only for adults 18-59 years old, from 10 am to 8 pm
- Kateřinská garden (the campus of the Psych. clinic of the General Teaching Hospital – VFN) – only for seniors 60+ (from 8 am to 3 pm) and children 8-17 yo (3 pm – 8 pm)
To get tested, you need to bring your insurance card or the ID.
Persons aged 18 to 89 years (only in Prague and Brno also children 8-17 years), citizens and non-citizens with permanent/temporary residence in the Czech Republic can get tested.
What awaits you?
- Temperature measurement
- Filling a consent
- Fill in a short questionnaire
- Blood sampling from the fingertip and rapid-test for SARS-CoV-2 antibodies
- Results in 15-20 minutes
In case of a positive result:
- Swab test on the spot from the upper respiratory tract for the presence of SARS-CoV-2 (nucleic acid detection PCR test)
- Quarantine recommended until the result is known
The tests, which are to be carried out in Prague, South Moravia, and near the towns of Litomerice and Litovel, will help public health officials understand the general infection rate in the population.
Deputy Health Minister Roman Prymula, who is leading the implementation of the so-called smart quarantine program, previously said that up to 27,000 people would be tested in the study. These tests will be conducted in a representational manner similar to opinion polls.
The results of a cross-sectional collective immunity study will be known at the start of May, the minister of health, Adam Vojtěch, said on Tuesday.
More information (only in Czech) here