244 free COVID-19 testing centres started in Mumbai

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November 2, 2020 1:06 PM

On Sunday, Mumbai reported 908 new COVID-19 cases and 25 deaths, taking the total number of positive cases in the metropolis to 2,58,405 and fatalities to 10,318, as per official figures.

"With this, citizens of Mumbai can easily and freely get their COVID-19 tests done," the release said.

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has started free COVID-19 testing at 244 centres in the city from Monday, officials said.

With this, the number of COVID-19 testing facilities in Mumbai, which is one of the worst affected by the pandemic, has gone up over 300, they said.

A person with COVID-19 symptoms can dial helpline number 1916 or visit the BMC’s dedicated webpage ‘https:topcoronavirus.mcgm.gov.in’ for information about testing centres near their home, a BMC release on Sunday said.

The free COVID-19 testing facilities have been started at 244 locations in the BMC-run hospitals and dispensaries in the city, the release said.

The RT-PCR tests have been made available at some of these centres, while the antigen tests are available at the other facilities, it said. Initially, these testing facilities are available on a ‘walk-in’ basis from 10 am to 12 noon, the BMC said.

“With this, citizens of Mumbai can easily and freely get their COVID-19 tests done,” the release said.

The COVID-19 testing facilities are also available at 54 private pathology labs in the city at rates decided by the Maharashtra government, it said.

On Sunday, Mumbai reported 908 new COVID-19 cases and 25 deaths, taking the total number of positive cases in the metropolis to 2,58,405 and fatalities to 10,318, as per official figures.

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