However, he says smuggled test kits are also being used, the results of which are often inaccurate.
At the same time, Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dr. Jacquiline Bisasor-Mckenzie says, Antigen testing of symptomatic persons usually provides accurate results.
Meanwhile, Dr. Tufton says the high cost of COVID-19 tests is discouraging persons from getting tested when necessary.
The CMO says Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) testing is available free of cost at almost all health centres across the island.
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