In support of the population of Mexico City, the Ministry of Health (Sedesa) reported that as of this Monday they increase from 13 to 17 the macrokioskss to apply rapid antigen tests and thereby detect new cases of COVID-19 in the capital.
The new units to carry out tests are located in the mayor’s offices Alvaro Obregon, in the Francisco de P. Miranda gym, Lomas de Plateros neighborhood; in Azcapotzalco, in the Parque de la Colonia Prohogar; in Coyoacan, in the Parque de la Consolación, Pedregal de Santa Úrsula; and in Magdalena Contreras, at the kiosk in the center of San Nicolás Totolapan.
It should be remembered that since Tuesday January 11, more macrokiosks were also placed in the mayor’s office Benito Juarez at the Ethiopia Metro station; in the demarcation Cuauhtemoc it is in the Parque de las Artes Gráficas; and in high milpa, in the main square of Tecómitl.
For Gustavo A. Madero, Iztacalco, Iztapalapa, Venustiano Carranza and Xochimilco, on the esplanades of their respective mayors.
Meanwhile, in Tlahuac, two are located: one, on one side of the esplanade of the Tláhuac center, and another in the Territorial Unit of the population Miguel Hidalgo. In Tlalpan, in the Juana de Asbaje park.
Likewise, last Thursday two more were installed: one in the demarcation Cuajimalpa (in front of the Prosecutor’s Office, next to the esplanade of the mayor’s office); and the other in Miguel Hidalgo (Salesian Park). The test taking centers of all the mayor’s offices are listed below:
1. Álvaro Obregón: Francisco de P. Miranda Gymnasium, Col. Lomas de Plateros
2. Azcapotzalco: Colonia Prohogar Park
3. Coyoacán: Consolation Park, Pedregal de Santa Úrsula
4. Magdalena Contreras: kiosk in the center of San Nicolás Totolapan
5. Cuajimalpa: next to the esplanade
6. Miguel Hidalgo: Salesian Park
The six aforementioned macro-kiosks open from Monday to Saturday, during a 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
7. Venustiano Carranza: esplanade of the town hall. This is the only macrokiosk that operates 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
8. Benito Juarez: Metro Ethiopia
9. Iztacalco: esplanade of the town hall
In BJ and Iztacalco Sampling offers service from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
10. Gustavo A. Madero: esplanade of the mayor’s office
11. Tlalpan: Juana de Asbaje Park
As long as GAM and Tlalpan take COVID samples from the 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
12. Iztapalapa: esplanade of the mayor’s office
13. Milpa Alta: main square of Tecómitl
14 and 15. Tláhuac: esplanade of the Tláhuac center and Miguel Hidalgo Territorial Unit
16. Cuauhtémoc: Park of Graphic Arts
17. Xochimilco: esplanade of the mayor’s office
These last six macrokiosks operate from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
CDMX performs 30 thousand tests daily
In full swing of infections due to the new wave of COVID-19 infections, many people have chosen to take a test either PCR o de antigens to find out if they are positive SARS-CoV-2 Or maybe it’s just a common flu.
Given this, the government of Mexico City enabled 117 health centers, 8 modules in shopping centers, MARSS and new macro kiosks, in order to increase the number of tests.
During midday on January 12, the Head of Government of Mexico City, Claudia Sheinbaum, pointed out that approximately 30,000 tests a day.
“The CDMX It is historically the one that has done the most tests in the entire Republic. Now we’re over 30 thousand tests daily.The issue is that this variant (Omicron) is much more contagious than the other variants that have existed,” he said at a press conference.