COVID: Swabs easier at GPs says Conte

(ANSA) – ROME, OCT 28 – The government has earmarked 30
million euros to make it easier to have COVID tests at family
doctor’s surgeries and paediatricians, Premier Giuseppe Conte
said Wednesday.
The move is contained in the government’s new relief decree
granting aid to sectors hit by new COVID restrictions.
A new national doctors contract also envisages gietting rapid
COVID tests at GPs.
Conte told the House the aid packages were tailored to how much
each sector had been affected.
Gyms. swimming pools, cinemas and theatres have been closed amid
a COVID spike.
Bars and restaurants must stop serving customers at six o’clock.
Conte told the House the measures had been taken to avert a new
general lockdown which would cause untold economic damage.
He also said Italy was in a “type 3 scenario” envisaging the
possible interruption of particularly at risk activities, “also
on an hourly basis”.
Conte said the government’s scientific committee, the CTS, had
backed the mew measures. (ANSA).