OpenLetter-Doctors-CovLockTW-option-2-1600x800-1Who should be eligible for Covid-19 testing in South Africa? The answer to this differs depending on who you ask. While the current eligibility criteria for testing is clear, some people working in the field feel these criteria are too restrictive and should be broadened.

Testing is central to the Covid-19 strategy in South Africa and many other countries. Once a person tests positive, they can isolate and the risk of further onward transmission from that person can be reduced. Apart from this benefit for the community, earlier testing also makes it more likely that individuals with Covid-19 will receive the healthcare services they need in time should they become seriously ill….more