It’s official! You can now get tested for COVID-19 and get a PCR test in Egypt without even having to get out of your car! You heard that right, you don’t have to worry about going to a hospital and putting yourself at risk any longer.
As of today, Tuesday, 16th of June, 2020, Prime Speed Medical clinics in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, El-Demerdash hospital, Ain Shams, the Supreme Council of University Hospitals, and Ain Shams University, a drive-thru will be accessible to the public to get checked for coronavirus.
- The drive-thru is based on a first come first serve strategy
- Price: EGP 2000 for a COVID-19 PCR test or EGP 450 for Rapid IgM/ IgG Ab test.
- Operating hours: 10 am – 6 pm
- For further information, you can call 01050493340 or 01050493341.
At Ain Shams University location, you can get 3 different tests related to coronavirus:
- PCR swab test
- Rapid antibodies test
- Blood test
According to Al Watan news, the results could be ready in just a few hours for some tests or can be received the following day for other tests either from the same location or via Whatsapp messaging service. They also mentioned that while this location will be operating as of today, there are 3 other locations in Cairo that are being prepped to make the drive-thru coronavirus testing more accessible. These include Cairo University, 6th of October University, and Future University.
Further reading: Why You Need to Be Honest If you Test Positive for Coronavirus