MDA to Start Drive-Through Coronavirus Testing


To help the health authorities dramatically increase the testing for coronavirus, drive-through testing stations are set to begin on Wednesday.

The drive-throughs will make possible testing of 15,000 Israelis per day, according to Magen David Adom medical director Refael Strugo – a 1,900% increase in daily screening.

People will arrive at the test stations, to be manned by Magen Dovid Adom, in their private vehicles and the sample will be taken while they’re sitting in the car.

The first 24-hour station will be in Tel Aviv. Then, five more will open in Yerushalayim, Haifa, Petah Tikva, Rishon Lezion and Beer Sheva.

People who don’t have cars can continue to perform testing at home.