On Monday, President Ilir Meta called on the government to increase the number of tests in order to trace the spread of COVID-19.
On Twitter, the President emphasized that “testing is the only way how to have the situation under control”.
Meta suggested following these four important steps for the massive testing of citizens:
- Doctors, nurses and supportive personnel at the forefront of the pandemic battle
- Education staff, given that testing and tracing is interrelated directly to the welfare of the children
- Elderly citizens
- Citizens with pre-existing conditions
“It is essential to test these categories as per the recommendations of WHO and other organizations”, said Meta.
The president also urged for the immediate adoption of an emergency plan as “the pandemic can be put under control and save the citizens’ lives”. / EuroNews.al