The Alcoutim City Council is making available today, Friday, the 18th, to all teachers and school officials in the county the possibility of carrying out Covid-19 screening tests.
As part of the strategy to prevent and combat the new coronavirus, serological tests and molecular tests (RT-PCR) are currently being carried out in the Schools of Alcoutim and Martim Longo by ABC – Algarve Biomedical Center.
Diagnostic tests are one of the main recommendations of the World Health Organization (WHO) to control the spread of the new coronavirus.
“For a good start to the school year, we decided to test teachers and staff and tests for students will be made available if requested and authorized by parents. The interest in testing teachers and staff is based on the concern to do everything in our power to minimize the risk of contagion and guarantee the best conditions at the start of the school year ”, says, in a statement, the Mayor of Alcoutim, Osvaldo Gonçalves.