Health Ministry will choose some places within two days, firstly in Cairo, for taking samples from suspected cases of COVID-19 for PCR tests, according to Nancy El-Guindy, the director of the Central Public Health Laboratories (CPHL).
These places will send the samples to the CPHL to conduct required tests.
During a televised interview, El-Guindy explained that there are laboratories in each governorate to detect coronavirus cases, as well as 320 hospitals for the same reason. “Anyone who shows any symptoms [of Covid-19] should go to one of these hospitals,” she said.
She noted that the price of PCR test is EGP 1,000, for those who want to check on themselves, explaining that COVID-19 suspected cases can undergo PCR tests free of charge at hospitals and laboratories affiliated to the ministry.