Posted: Saturday, January 16, 2021. 8:31 am CST.
By BBN Staff: The Ministry of Health and Wellness signed into law Statutory Instrument (SI) No. 2 of 2021 of the Quarantine Regulations, 2021.
The SI went into effect on January 14, 2021.
The SI states that the Ministry has the sole responsibility for the approval of the importation of tests to detect SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19.
Additionally, the SI gives the Ministry the sole authority to approve any person wanting to offer testing for the virus.
At this time, only PCR and Antigen tests are approved by the Ministry of Health and Wellness.
The public is advised to be aware of anyone making claims to conduct any other type of testing for COVID-19.
Persons can call the Ministry’s toll-free number 0-800-MOH-CARE (0-800-664-2273) for information on approved health facilities and laboratories endorsed by the Ministry to conduct the approved tests.
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