PCR Price Reduction has yet to Accelerate COVID-19 Testing
Many residents, some with COVID-19 symptoms, have asked for PCR tests at puskesmas but have not received responses, as reported in Sukabumi and Bandung, West Java, on June 19.
The government-mandated price reduction of PCR COVID-19 tests has yet to help accelerate testing and tracing, two keys to breaking the chain of virus transmission.
JAKARTA, KOMPAS — The reduction in the price of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) swab tests appears not to have automatically cut the chain of COVID-19 transmission. The government still has to increase the number of free tests and speed up contact tracing.