Intervention Categories: Surveillance and response measures; Detecting and isolating cases
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Overview: Authorities in the Caribbean island of Bonaire has initiated a ‘drive-thru’ test facility for COVID-19 from 14 to 17 April 2020. Testing for COVID-19 had previously only been conducted in homes.
The drive-thru test facility allows a greater number of people to be tested, and the least amount of exposure to medical staff. A maximum of two people per car are allowed to be tested via the drive-thru facility.
No positive cases were found among the 190 people tested via the drive-thru facility, increasing confidence in local authorities there is no community circulation of the virus on the island.
Full details here: https://www.rijksdienstcn.com/covid-19/nieuws/2020/april/12/meer-testen-mogelijk-door-%E2%80%98covid-drive-thru%E2%80%99