Saudi Arabia adds 21 new drive-through testing centers

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A Saudi health insurance company has delivered 21 drive-through testing centers as part of efforts to support the Ministry of Health in its drive for mass COVID-19 testing.

The service was launched by Tawuniya insurance company and is one of the Health Ministry’s “Taakad” (make sure) efforts to provide testing centers throughout the Kingdom, removing the need to visit hospitals.

Tawuniya has helped design and build 21 centers, covering all expenses in order to support the ministry. Some have begun operations in Riyadh, Jeddah, Makkah, Madinah, Abha and Dammam.

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The drive-through centers can test more than 8,000 visitors every day from the comfort of their vehicles, and can conduct up to 20,000 tests per day. Each center contains 10 to 14 car tracks, as well as dedicated tracks for people with special needs and the elderly.

Once tests are finished, vehicles and facilities are sanitized in preparation for new visitors. To use the service, Tawuniya’s CEO said people should make an appointment through the “Sehaty” app or call 937 to receive more information.

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