Biotechnology

From Today: The EC Allows Issuance of a COVID Certificate after Antigen Test

The European Commission announced that from today in the EU it will be possible to issue COVID certificates after performing an antigen test, BTA reported.

The change will make it easier to issue documents to people whose infection has only been identified in this way.

What is Pfizer looking for now?

This means that the youngest Americans could start receiving vaccines as early as March.
There are about 19 million children under the age of five in the United States, and they are the only age group that does not yet meet the conditions for vaccination against the coronavirus, AP reports.

Rapid test enough to confirm infection as of 1 February

Ljubljana – Slovenia is further restricting the use of PCR tests as of Tuesday with a new testing protocol under which rapid antigen tests will be enough to confirm a coronavirus infection. The certificate of recovery obtained in this way will only be valid in Slovenia for now, Health Minister Janez Poklukar said, indicating changes in this area as well.

Almost 8,400 coronavirus cases confirmed on Sunday

Ljubljana – Slovenia confirmed 8,396 new cases of coronavirus on Sunday. The latest figures bring the 14-day incidence per 100,000 people, a closely-watched benchmark, to 5,620, meaning almost 6% of the population have had a confirmed case of the virus in the past fortnight. Sunday’s case count is almost 70% higher than a week ago.

Dnevnik rebukes new PCR testing protocol

Ljubljana – A new PCR testing protocol introduced this week does not take much pressure off laboratories, while it gives health providers at primary level more work, the newspaper Dnevnik says on Saturday. It believes the country’s PCR testing capacity should have been increased a while ago because the Omicron wave was an expected event.

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