Malaysia has exceeded 400 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Now as long as there is one person cough and sneeze, the people around him/ her immediately walk far away because they are worried about being infected by the coronavirus.
Have you ever questioned what to do if you are sick one day or even develop new symptoms of COVID-19? How to check if you have been infected with COVID-19?
The Pantai Hospital in Penang brings good news to everyone as it is about to launch a 【Drive-Thru Service COVID-19 Test】.
It is a special service where the medical staff will come to take your temperature and a sample of respiratory secretions with a cotton swab for testing. People do not need to get off their cars. The whole process is very convenient and is as simple as how we order food in a drive-thru restaurant.
This allows the medical personnel to complete more sample collections and tests in a short time. The service is not yet available. Pantai Hospital of Penang revealed that it will be conducted by appointment.
The drive-thru inspection service was first started in South Korea. People will have to drive to the temporary inspection station and medical staff who wear immunization clothing will collect samples for the people through the window. The whole process takes only 5-10 minutes. This method gives South Korea the ability to do 8,000 to 10,000 tests per day!
Besides, the 7 states in the United States have also urgently set up drive-thru inspection stations in parking lots to provide services to seniors, people with other health conditions, or people who have developed new symptoms of COVID-19 for testing.
According to US President Trump, this on-vehicle sampling test may be extended to all parts of the USA in the coming weeks.