Screening Tests: Legault does not exclude an advertising campaign

Tests de dépistage: Legault n’exclut pas une campagne de publicité

SAINT-GEORGES | Francois Legault does not exclude any means to increase the number of screening tests COVID-19, including by advertising campaigns, after that their number dropped drastically during the end of the week.

Last Sunday, the number of screening tests carried out on a daily basis in the province fell to 5200, the lowest total since the 8th of April last. The target is often referred to by Québec is rather 14 000 tests per day.

The government will be so “much more” proactive to convince the population to test for the COVID-19, admitted François Legault.

“It is important, with the déconfinement, test, test, test. Therefore, it is necessary to increase the number of tests,” he hammered on Tuesday, passing in the Beauce region, to meet with the medical authorities of the region.

“I spoke [on Tuesday morning] Dr Arruda, I asked him for a plan to increase significantly the number of tests”, said the prime minister.

With the number of cases reported continues to decrease day by day, less and less in Quebec will be tested, he said.

All the means will be studied in order to achieve this goal, including investing in advertising campaigns as has been done in Ontario.

The national director of public health, Dr. Horacio Arruda, has often repeated that it is testing a fairly large number of citizens that it is possible to make informed decisions on the déconfinement, measure the worst-affected areas, or predict whether there will be a second wave.

It has already been mentioned for daily testing 20, 000 people in the province, but this has not yet materialized. Same thing for the serological tests that indicate if a person has already been infected by the COVID-19 in the past.

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