Mass Covid-19 testing has started in Sa Pobla

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Queueing in the rain
Queueing in the rain Credit: Sa Pobla Council

LAST Sunday (December 6), screening of the population of Sa Pobla for Covid-19 started and whilst there were some problems the first day was considered a qualified success.

The first round covered those aged between 16 and 59 years of age and during the entire day just eight people tested positive so on the second day, there were more screening lines which increased from three to nine meaning that 230 people were tested in just one hour.

There were still considerable queues and those who were elderly didn’t discover that they could walk straight in, if over a certain age, until they had queued up anyway.

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For the Council it is a completely new experience and the fact that so many were tested and found negative relatively quickly must be a positive sign for the municipality.

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Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica.

Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene.

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