MoPH: Rapid antigen COVID-19 tests available at private healthcare facilities
As Qatar entered the second phase of the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions from Friday, June 18, 2021, the cabinet obligated all employees and workers in the public and private sectors to conduct a rapid test for the COVID-19 (Rapid Antigen) approved by the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH).
Rapid antigen tests should be done on a weekly basis, for employees and workers who have not received or completed doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Employees and workers are exempted from conducting this examination if they have completed doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, recovered from the disease, or whose health status, according to a medical report approved by the Ministry, doesn’t allow taking the anti-coronavirus vaccine.
Yesterday, the MoPH tweeted that, “Anyone needing a Rapid antigen Test to detect COVID-19 virus antigens is reminded that these are delivered through private healthcare facilities”.
Rapid Antigen Tests require a simple nasal swab and the results are usually available within 15 minutes.
Rapid Antigen Test— وزارة الصحة العامة (@MOPHQatar) June 19, 2021
Anyone needing a Rapid Antigen Test to detect COVID-19 virus antigens is reminded that these are delivered through private healthcare facilities. pic.twitter.com/ySEzuNdNCc
The MoPH advises checking with the local private healthcare provider to book an appointment for the test if needed.
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