Infoclip: Covid-19 - Prevention measures - Open air testing station
Event date: 19/05/2020
This video shows an outdoor Covid-19 screening center set up in the city of Lingolsheim, France, during the Coronavirus outbreak. Citizens queue to be tested by doctors and nurses. The serological test is carried out by means of a blood test. The PCR (polymerase chain reaction) test is carried out using an RNA sample. Deep nasal cells are removed using a swab (a kind of long cotton swab) which is inserted into the nostrils. The samples are then analyzed in the laboratory.