Coronavirus Tests Available from Thursday at UKC Ljubljana, €93

By , 19 May 2020, 20:52 PM Lifestyle
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STA, 19 May 2020 - The Department of Infectious Diseases at the Ljubljana University Medical Centre (UKC) will start offering self-pay testing for the novel coronavirus from Thursday at the price of EUR 93.

UKC Ljubljana said that those wishing to undergo testing should register online, while more information would be available on Wednesday.

Testing for Sars-CoV-2 has been available widely free of charge to anyone showing symptoms, which is expected to continue to be available by referral through the person's GP.

Government data show that roughly 71,000 tests have been conducted in the country so far, with 1,467 people testing positive since the first Sars-CoV-2 infection was confirmed in the country on 4 March.

The epidemic, which has claimed 104 lives, has all but died down with just one or no cases recorded daily for the past six days.

As a result of the situation, UKC Ljubljana will close down a separate Covid-19 entrance to its emergency department made up of tents and containers at the end of this week.

Under special conditions, the unit for hepatitis B and C and HIV testing will resume its work after being suspended during the Covid-19 epidemic. Those wishing to take tests will need to register online.

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