On 06 April, India got its absolute first stroll in COVID-19 Test Booth. The first-of-its-sort without contact WISK (Walk-in Sample Kiosk) was propelled in Kerala’s Ernakulam locale to guarantee the security of wellbeing laborers while gathering tests to test for the COVID-19 disease.
Walk-in covid 19 test kiosks in Kerela
S Suhas, District Collector stated, “This is being utilized in India for the absolute first time. What’s more, this mass testing will limit the interest for more PPE units, just as we will have the option to test a lot more individuals in less time”. He included, “This will absolutely assist us with gathering tests from numerous people. While gathering the examples, there is zero direct contact between the individual being tried and the wellbeing laborers. To set up a WISK, it takes around Rs 40,000″. He likewise expressed, ” Presently, we have 2 WISKs. They will introduce it at Kalamassery Medical College where COVID-19 patients are under treatment and if necessary, more WISKs can be created on-request”.
At the point when the primary instances of COVID-19 were accounted for in India in February, Kerala has recorded a sum of 327 positive cases, 59 out of them have recuperated and 2 passings were accounted for. Kerala had tried 10716 examples as on 06 April, one of the most noteworthy in the country. Kerala had furthermore propelled fast tests with a goal to screen much more assumed cases.
The WISK is a little lodge that is closed from 4 sides with one side having a glass divider surface with an opening. The individual being tried is situated outside the glass divider whereby 2 elastic gloves are fastened in the external part. The wellbeing laborer needs to embed a submit the elastic gloves and gather swab and blood tests from the individual. After each example assortment, the lodge and elastic gloves are sterilized.
Testing in South Korea
Mass screening of COVID-19 suspects was completed by South Korea and had won acclaims from over the globe. In one of the most broad COVID-19 testings all through the globe, the country with a populace of 51 million tried 395,194 people.
This aggressive screening helped South Korea, which had the imminent to get one of the most noticeably terrible hit nations to bring down the passings to 162, according to wellbeing specialists. The affirmed cases in South Korea is 9,786 and 5,408 have recuperated from the disease.
Among the measures that South Korea took, one was to set up stroll in COVID-19 testing stands where any individual can basically stroll in and get tried in under 10 minutes, and leave the site.