Residents flock to first ever COVID-19 testing for Asan-Maina

On Thursday morning, dozens of cars were lining up at the site to get tested.

Community testing for COVID-19 continued Thursday, and this time, at the Asan-Maina Mayor’s Office.

On Thursday morning, dozens of cars were lining up at the site to get tested and with their masks on, residents of all ages waited to be assisted by nurses behind curtains set up at the mayor’s office.

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By 10 a.m. — just an hour after opening — the drive-thru line for the testing had to be closed. But those walking in were accepted until 12 noon.

Testing closed at those times yesterday at the Tamuning Elementary School where 387 samples from the community were collected!

Public Health Program Coordinator Bertha Taijeron says this was the first time for testing to be done in Asan.

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“The turnout is surprisingly pretty well, as expected! We try to prepare for at least 300 to 400 people or even more depending on the test site. This is the first time to do testing in the village of Asan, so the turnout has been going pretty good today,” Taijeron said.

Acting Public Health Director Arthur San Agustin says that the next community testing is scheduled for next Tuesday, July 28th, in Talofofo from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Testing is free and symptoms are not needed to qualify.