New York Prepares for Corona Virus Test Drive-thru Service – The state of New York, United States, for the first time provided the corona virus test service or COVID-19 through drive-through (drive-thru) or passengers remained in the car. This service follows the experiments carried out in Seattle and elsewhere to prevent the spread of the corona virus.
“This is a creative way of conducting a (corona virus) test,” said New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, Friday, March 13, 2020, in New Rochelle, a suburb in New York City where the population is heavily infected with the corona virus.
Quoted from uk.reuters.com, patients infected with the corona virus in the United States are estimated at more than 1,700 people. This virus has also killed at least 47 American citizens.
New York Prepares for Corona Virus Test Drive-thru Service
This facility will be opened as long as possible. I think we will focus on this (corona virus) for the next few months, maybe 6-9 months, Cuomo said.
The corona virus examination by way of drive-through is likely to be enforced nationally on Sunday, March 15, 2020 American time. Giant retail companies across the United States will work closely with the government to run a corona virus inspection drive-through service.
High-ranking officials from Walmart Inc., Target Corp, Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. and CVS Health Corp, were present and stood behind United States President Donald Trump during a press conference on Friday, March 13, 2020. The corona drive-through virus test service will be conducted in the area park the company’s retail shops 99Bandar
Through this drive-through check, the public can remain in the car and be sampled from the nasal cavity area by health workers or members of the American Public Health service. The sample is then sent to a laboratory for diagnosis. The results will be reported within 24 hours.
We have been asked to leave a parking area to start this service following the increase in corona virus patients. So the public can feel the drive-through experience as described by the President, said Doug McMillon, CEO of Walmart, at the White House.
Earlier in the past few weeks, the University of Washington in Seattle had run a corona virus test drive-through service in the campus parking area. The person being inspected remains in the car and medical staff who are equipped with self-protection equipment will take samples from the nasal cavity area through the opened car window.
Seth Cohen, Director of Infection Disease Prevention and staff from the University of Washington, said for the American community the concept of a drive-through examination was very easy and fast. This method also minimizes patient interactions until a person takes the corona virus test to the next stage.