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Bostic: Fewer than 1 000 to go

Bostic: Fewer than 1 000 to go
Minister of Health Jeffrey Bostic. (FILE)

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Minister of Health and Wellness Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Bostic says there are fewer than 1 000 COVID-19 test results still to be cleared at the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory.

The minister said the lab was in the last stage of erasing the backlog which was caused by technical issues and overwhelming numbers in late December and early January.

Without giving a timeline, Bostic assured the public the backlog would soon be a thing of the past.

“We have made considerable progress and we will be in a better position to report to the country at the next press briefing but I can tell you that we are in the final stages of mopping up the balance of those outstanding tests. When I say we are in the final stages, I am speaking in relation to less than 1 000 tests that are outstanding. The aim is to finish this exercise in very short order,” he said. (CLM)

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