The Quebec government said the rapid tests are less effective than the regular tests. She also said that she does not need it. Director of Public Health is Dr. Horacio Arruda He said that the capacity to interrupt is still the same, but that fewer people are choosing to take the test.
He added that no one should hesitate to get tested if they fear exposure to the virus.
However, the leader of the official opposition, Dominic Inglide, has called for systematic testing of schools and workplaces to be kept open during this latest shutdown. She said a curfew alone would not be enough to stop the spread Covid-19.
Anglade said the massive testing strategy would allow officials to detect outbreaks sooner and identify places where there might be a number of asymptomatic carriers.
What do we do proactively? I think it’s really time for us to start testing people on a regular basis, and doing extensive testing in some areas where we know it is very contagious and we have a number of issues, ”Anglade said.
However, the government said that like most provinces, it decided not to use rapid tests because they were not reliable.
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