In Vienna, self-testing for the coronavirus has begun, which can eventually restore life to normal, at least in terms of concerts, sporting events and travel. If Croatia realizes the potential of this test in time, this test costs about 30 Kuna, then it will greatly promote the arrival of tourists this season.
Austrian guests are tested in hotels and apartments. It is possible to buy tests and ship samples in pharmacy chains, some stores and gas stations, so it is not surprising that they are able to test large numbers of people due to successful distribution. The results will be sent via email within 24 hours.
Since the start of the free testing program for all Viennese people, in less than a month, more than one million samples have been processed and nearly 5,800 infections have been detected.
The Office of the City of Vienna in Zagreb explains to you what this procedure looks like.
“The gargle test method used is very simple. Swish the salt-based solution in the mouth for 30 to 60 seconds, then put the test tube back into the test tube, close the test tube and put it in the bottle. The test is to ensure that it is correct To perform self-sampling, participants must record the entire process, including the use of ID cards or passports for identification, the use of cameras, and the uploading to the recording site of the laboratory to record the “test officially recognized”, Austrian.
There is a unique QR code on the test, so the sample can be identified. The tested person scans the QR code and then takes it to the laboratory page, where he enters his personal information. Therefore, the test will not be sent to anyone, but the result is obtained through the QR code in the email.
This is a project of the Vienna Chamber of Commerce and the City of Vienna.
Last week, an average of 32,000 samples were processed per day, and then a new record of 40,000 samples per day was refreshed. According to the new analysis, citizens of all ages are participating in the project, and people between 20 and 60 years old have shown great interest in it. Most participants were recorded in the 30-39 age group.
“If these tests are validated, especially if they are approved by the World Health Organization, then there is no reason not to accept them, and there is no day that they cannot be found in daily use,” Marija Bubaš, deputy director of the Croatian Institute for Disease Control and Prevention Sanitation tells RTL.