CGTN America
CGTN America 23 Aug 2020

COVID-19 testing has become a major challenge in Mexico


Mexico has one of the highest number of COVID-19 deaths in the world. One of its biggest challenges has been the access to testing.

Correspondent Alasdair Baverstock takes a look at "why" it has been a constant problem.   

The Health Secretary has admitted there are "challenges" with the #coronavirus testing system following a "sharp rise" in demand.

Speaking in the House of Commons, Matt Hancock said the government was "working hard" to fix issues with COVID-19 testing availability but admitted it could take a "matter of weeks".

He revealed tests were now having to be prioritised and also hinted that they could be further rationed in the future.

Sean Penn's disaster relief organization has expanded its COVID-19 testing across the U.S., well beyond the actor's own expectations. (Aug. 27)
Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole denounced the current state of COVID-19 testing in Canada after his family waited hours at an Ottawa site Wednesday only to be turned away because of capacity issues.
As COVID-19 testing gets underway in some Ontario pharmacies, Ottawa pharmacist Jordan Clark says his team is working hard to keep up as guidelines evolve.


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