MOTAC minister visits site for Langkawi’s first large-scale COVID-19 lab

THE Tourism, Arts and Culture minister Datuk Seri Hajah Nancy Shukri has paid a visit to the site for MAJU Healthcare’s Drive-Thru COVID-19 (DTC) screening and testing facilities on Thursday (Sept 16).

Located opposite the Mahsuri International Exhibition Centre (MIEC) and just 200 metres from Langkawi International Airport, the DTC aims to support the reopening of the island as a popular tourist destination.

According to Bernama, the DTC is capable of handling up to 5,000 swab tests per day and will begin operations in October 2021 to support the reopening of Langkawi under the tourism bubble pilot project.

MAJU Group deputy chairman Mohd Faiq Abu Sahid said the DTC screening centre, which is the first in Langkawi, is equipped with a laboratory capable to produce RT-PCR test results within an hour, besides offering RTK Antigen (swab/saliva) and antibody tests.

“The comprehensive services offered at the centre makes it a one-stop COVID-19 screening centre for the local community in Langkawi.

“It is hoped that it will help the implementation of the MySAFE Langkawi programme to create a safe travel bubble in Langkawi with strict procedures and COVID-19 management operations,” he said in a statement. – Sept 16, 2021

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