Rapid-response COVID-19 testing coming to Northern Manitoba – CTV News

June 12, 2020

WINNIPEG — The province announced on Thursday that rapid-response COVID-19 testing will be coming to Manitoba through a partnership between the federal and provincial governments.

The Public Health Agency of Canada, the Manitoba First Nation Pandemic Response Co-ordination Team and the First Nations Inuit Health Branch have all joined forces to bring four GeneXpert machines to health care providers in northern Manitoba.

The machines, which can provide test results in as little as an hour, will go to Thompson, The Pas, Norway House Cree Nation and the Percy E. Moore Hospital at Peguis First Nation.

The province said the GeneXpert test kits will be for patients who may not be able to self-isolate as easily as others if they contract the virus which would result in them being at a higher risk of transmitting it.

Read More: https://winnipeg.ctvnews.ca/rapid-response-covid-19-testing-coming-to-northern-manitoba-1.4981338

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