Mass screening for Covid-19 to start in Hartbeespoort and Brits

The North West Department of Health has rolled out its Covid-19 mass screening programme in North West, and Hartbeespoort and Brits residents can expect health workers in the area from Friday.

The mass screening for Covid-19 aims to improve early detection of the virus.

Estates in Hartbeespoort have received letters from the department, requesting access to do mass screening for all tenants in the estate or complex. This was confirmed by North West Health Department spokesperson, Tebogo Lekgwetane on Thursday. “The mass screening strategy includes door-to-door visits and/or possible stations in the towns,” he said.

Screening will determine whether a person should be tested. The department has mobile testing units available. The screening process may include answering questions about your recent activities and health. In some cases, screening might be done through temperature scanners to identify symptoms like fever.

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