Shemaine Bushnell Kyriakides
The Ministry of Health announced today that mobile rapid testing units will be available at primary schools in all districts for students who wish to be tested.
The program, which was initiated by the Ministry of Health in coordination with the Ministry of Education, encourages younger students to be tested nasaly with their parent's permission.
Though testing is not mandatory for primary school aged children, parents are urged to talk with their kids about the procedure and give their consent. The early detection of cases, especially in asymptomatic children, only contributes to a safer school environment and helps to prevent the spread of the virus in schools and at home.
Testing will begin on Wednesday, the 22nd of September, and will continue on rotation on a weekly basis. It is available for all grades and only students with signed consent forms will be allowed to take the test.