“If they test a positive, they must quarantine”

The director of the Center for the Coordination of Alarms and Health Emergencies (CCAES), Fernando Simón, has spoken this Thursday, during the press conference, on the issue of antigen test in pharmacies. “If they test a positive, they will not be able to continue with their work, must be quarantined“.

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In UK and France The system that allows antigen testing in pharmacies is already in operation, however, in Spain, the Ministry of Health has preferred not to express itself about the request by the Community of Madrid that asks to implement this procedure.

During the press conference after the meeting of the Coronavirus Technical Management Committee, Fernando Simón, spoke on this issue and made it clear that there is a high probability that “symptomatic people will go to the pharmacy”, which requires centers to have “a separate circuit for these people. “In addition, the director of the CCAES has warned that” if it is positive and they have not used the equipment correctly, they are people who will have to be quarantined. “

On the other hand, Simón, also wanted to point out about the possible people who test positive and has clarified that they will not be able to “go quietly home, you have to notify and isolate yourself.” In the case of negative, the expert added that “in some cases particular situations might not be true negatives. They can let go of people who are not negatives.”

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