what's covid19?

COVID19 is a new disease first discovered in Wuhan, China in December 2019. COVID19 was labelled as one of the fastest human to human transmitting viruses that put the world in a global pandemic. There are no vaccines or treatments available at the moment to prevent the spread of the virus.

However, scientists and healthcare specialists have collected data from COVID19 symptomatic and asymptomatic patients, to create guidelines, procedures and testing kits to assess whether the patient has developed the disease or not.

Now what?

Although the testing kits are effective in determining whether someone has or had the virus, many people DO NOT KNOW where to locate assessment centres, DO NOT KNOW how long they need to wait to get tested or DO NOT have any idea on what types of test kits are available for diagnosing the virus.

In the United States, there are many online assessment locators that help citizens find the closest ones near them whereas, in Canada, there are only websites that provide a list of assessment centres and there are no ways of filtering whether the centres are close or not to the person.