The mayor of Vega Baja, Marcos Cruz Molina, announced the start of Covid-19 testing clinics to the population of the city, at no cost to residents.
“Thanks to a alliance with the National Guard of Puerto Rico we are serving a limit of 250 people per day, for the next two weeks, or while the tests last. We are administering the molecular test (through the nose) which is considered definitive, unlike the rapid test, which is taken with a blood sample, "Cruz Molina said in writing.
Those interested should go through the facilities of the Teatro América, in front of the public plaza of Vega Baja, from Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm and carry photo identification . “During the past months in the Municipality we have carried out an intense campaign to distribute protection materials, such as masks, disinfectant gel and information sheets. We insist that citizens are in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic and that they must leave the home as little as possible, maintain a physical distance of at least six feet and be scrupulous in cleaning and disinfecting, "added Cruz Molina .
The announcement of the Municipality of Vega Baja is made at a time when an increase in confirmed infections and hospitalizations due to Covid-19 has been reported at the Island level, and where some clinical laboratories face a sudden shortage of materials necessary to carry out the test to diagnose said virus.