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More people in pharmacies to get rapid tests | Coronavirus


In January, there were running-in problems. It was brand newshe recalls.

A green box containing COVID tests.  Two cassettes are placed on the box, one with a positive result and the other with a negative test result.

If in January it was difficult to obtain a box of rapid tests in pharmacies in Quebec, this is no longer the case now.

Photo: The Canadian Press/Jeff McIntosh

The pharmacist is convinced that this enthusiasm is linked to the recent surge in cases of contamination which is becoming widespread and which confirms the start of a new wave in the province.

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No risk of shortage

As for the stocks of rapid tests available, do not worry. The Quebec Association of Proprietary Pharmacists ensures that they are sufficient and that there is no risk of shortage to fear.

In their most recent report, health authorities report five new deaths and more than 1,500 hospitalizations attributable to the coronavirus. A thousand new cases of infection have been identified.

However, this data is not representative of the real situation, since access to screening centers is now reserved for priority clienteles.

Based on information from Louis-Philippe Arsenault

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