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Lusine Paronyan, head of the epidemiology department of the National Center for Disease Control and Prevention of the RA Ministry of Health, informed about this.
"Since September 7, teachers' school staff has been tested in the country. Due to the large number of staff, it was not possible to complete the testing process in two weeks. I think that the testing of teachers will end in the first ten days of October, "Lusine Paronyan said.
About 1.5 percent of teachers tested had a coronavirus. They generally had no symptoms. Currently, more than 300 employees are self-isolated, there are no complicated cases, they are at home.
One of the most common cases during this period is that after having a positive test result, the teachers performed a paid test, which resulted in a negative result. There were complaints among teachers that they had to isolate themselves anyway. Lusine Paronyan mentioned that their laboratory had passed external quality control by the World Health Organization and had shown 100% accuracy.
"Our laboratory capacity should not be questioned. Even if the results are different, there is still the same problem, the person should be isolated, even if he has no symptoms. "As for the difference in test results, there are many factors that can affect, from sampling techniques to eating bread and drinking water before testing," he said. Lusine Paronyan. He urges not to spend money in vain, not to apply to private laboratories, it is the same, if it was positive in the beginning, then they should isolate themselves.