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Covid-19 or Flu? New self-tests in Greece detect both

Double self-tests that detect both Covid-19 and Flu have arrived in Greece and have been distributed to pharmacies, media report on Friday.

The double self-tests recognize if someone is sick with coronavirus or influenza type A and B or with both diseases at the same time.

The tests are done in the same way but are double, i.e. people put one drop of liquid for Covid-19 and one for Flu.

How do they work?

In the case of a positive result, a red line will appear under the letter T in the first box for the coronavirus. In case of flu, if it is type B, the line will appear on that letter and, if it is type A, on the corresponding letter.

This is a useful tool ahead of the winter, so that citizens can test at home and identify whether they have the coronavirus or the flu.

The double self-tests are reportedly sold at 4 to 8 euros and are for personal use at home only. That is that they are not carried out by pharmacists.

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2 comments

  1. After paying 8 x 3 euros this summer for self tests, I have been sick since July with a few weeks respite and now I’m sick again. Being the good citizen I am, I waited for the subscribed wait period of infection and trekked to the local health center in my rural village, with my Covid positive home test. To be told that it is useless… I must either have to go 67km. or 57km to two health centers to be tested. Hum! I was positive, now I’m not… if I go, feeling as fatigued as I am, they will tell me I am not covid contagious…
    !. Why are pharmacies selling these “Self Tests” if they are not a reliable apparatus…not for the result but for the follow up.
    2. Why would I , in the throws of Covid ill, go so far to be tested, if I will probably give the sickness to everyone there… Duh!
    3. Where do t(The powers that be, including KTG,) get the statistics from.. daily updates.?.. from where? The people who turn up in health centers? Or only the VERY sick people who use the ambulance. On ventilators, or dead!

    A rip off… I thought I was being an adult, giving myself the 7 (in fact 10) days before presenting my positive test… Why did I buy it? (Them) for what purpose? or as the health center said “Maybe you would like to know you had it.” … and… Am I immune now, for how long…didn’t know (busy sending me somewhere else). When should I have my fourth booster? do I have to wait for three months like other countries. (didn’t know). can I travel? and after how long.?.. didn’t know… Well done Ya’ all!