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You may soon be required to undergo a Covid-19 test to secure a bed in a public hospital, the government announced on Monday as the number of cases shot to 700.

Health Director-General Patrick Amoth said patients seeking admission will be required to undergo Covid-19 test to avoid putting the lives of health workers at risk.

“When people die in hospital they risk infecting health workers and patients at the wards who have weak immune systems. Admission at a facility may soon require testing so that healthcare providers are protected,” he said.

Health Chief Administrative Secretary Rashid Aman said the tests will be done to ensure prevention of unknown transmissions.

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