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Can I get tested for Coronavirus?

Only if you are showing symptoms and fit other criteria - Call Telehealth Ontario 1-866-797-0000 if you believe you have Coronavirus for further instruction.

Shortages

Tests are currently only being used to asses those most likely to have contracted Coronavirus. This is due to a shortage of laboratory supplies such as nasal swabs needed to test patients.

The Public Health Agency of Canada put out an urgent call to university research groups asking them to donate testing chemicals, called reagents, along with other products needed to do virus testing.

At the same time, Health Canada issued an interim order  to speed up the importation of COVID-19 viral detection kits.

Sources

Ontario.ca
KFL&A
CBC.ca

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