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Gov to roll out “large scale” testing as restrictions lifted



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Demonstration of a coronavirus swab test. Photo credit: Aslysun/Shutterstock 

The grand duchy’s government approved a “large scale” covid-19 PCR testing programme during a cabinet meeting on Friday.

As Luxembourg begins to exit its lockdown, the scheme is meant to track the progress of the outbreak.

According to a government statement:

“This strategy is a ‘proactive mitigation’ strategy for the pandemic. The overriding objective is to deal, in the best possible way, with the emergence of a second wave of infections as a result of the deconfinement measures.”

RTL reported that anyone who wanted a test would be able to have one. “Test stations should be set up across the country,” RTL said. There would be capacity for roughly 20,000 tests a day.