From July 15, anyone wanting to be tested for coronavirus in Monaco can do so at their own expense.
Some 36,000 Monegasques, residents and employees in the Principality have volunteered since May 19 for the mass rapid TROD screening campaign with the State picking up the tab. And with the two-month finger-prick testing period coming to an end, the government is now permitting doctors, nurses and pharmacists, who have received training from the Monegasque Red Cross, to carry out testing from Wednesday, July 15.
Would-be testees will still have to fill out an authorization, like the form provided at the screening centers over the past few months, and the minister of health insists they will be following up with anyone who tests Covid-19 positive.
The cost of these serologic tests varies, but in all cases there is a fixed fee of €10 to cover part of the TROD test kit. Additional consultation costs cannot exceed €15 with nurses and pharmacists or €10 for doctors.
To-date, 109 people have tested positive in Monaco for coronavirus. 98 have recovered with seven patients currently being supervised under the Home Patient Monitor Center.