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Taiwan’s COVID testing sites to transition into dispensaries

Testing stations’ PCR testing capacity will decrease as their function moves toward filling COVID medications

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Taiwan’s COVID testing sites to transition into dispensaries

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TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced on Sunday (May 22) that all people in Taiwan who test positive with COVID-19 rapid tests will be accepted as confirmed cases and physicians can prescribe drugs, such as oral anti-virals, to those cases beginning from next week at the earliest.

With rapid test results being treated as confirmed cases, the necessity for the COVID-19 testing stations across the country will wane, but the stations will not be abolished, CECC head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) said. Instead, these stations will be transformed into public dispensaries to fill prescription drugs for COVID-19 treatment.