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More than 1,400 in-car Covid tests carried out in Axarquía area

A test is carried out outside Vélez hospital.
A test is carried out outside Vélez hospital. / SUR
  • Patients who have reported symptoms are instructed to go to the location in their car where swabs are taken

The east of Malaga-Axarquía district health authority released statistics on Monday on the number of 'auto-Covid' tests it has carried out since the start of the pandemic.

It said that 1,443 tests had been done up to last week with patients who have reported symptoms instructed to go to the location in their car.

Swabs are taken by professionals through the car window and patients are sent home to wait for the results.

There are nine testing sites in the Axarquía, including one on the grounds of the Axarquía hospital in Vélez-Málaga.