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Coronavirus: Screening Buses Deployed to Test for Coronavirus

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.11.13.

The government is deploying mobile screening buses to test people who may have contracted coronavirus, a state secretary of the Human Resources Ministry said on Friday.

At the presentation of the first screening bus in Budapest’s 21st district, Bence Rétvári told a press conference that the buses which serve prevention programmes nationwide have been repurposed to perform tests of patients whose GPs had prescribed one. Six screening buses are serving central Hungary, he said.

District Mayor Szilárd Németh, a state secretary of the Defence Ministry, said mobile screening units were necessary to reduce the number of coronavirus infections and to support the health-care system.

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