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Toronto Pearson Airport to launch new COVID-19 testing study for workers, departing travellers

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Toronto Pearson Airport to launch new COVID-19 testing study for workers, departing travellers

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The Canadian Press

Posted February 24, 2021 12: 13 pm

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MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — A new study will uncover at quickly COVID-19 assessments at Toronto’s Pearson airport.

The Bigger Toronto Airports Authority says the study will allow for widescale space of job testing.

The assessments would possibly well perhaps neutral peaceable be accessible to all airport workers starting March 1 in addition to to eligible departing travellers energetic to volunteer.

The study will moreover evaluate two forms of assessments — antigen testing and quickly polymerase chain response assessments or PCR’s.

The federal govt requires PCR assessments that uncover for the virus’s genetic field cloth.

Antigen assessments uncover for particular proteins from the virus.

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The airport authority says the study will maintain into chronicle how to put in force quickly PCR assessments in an airport surroundings.

Ottawa is paying for the study.

“This study will make a contribution broad new scientific information to the physique of information faded to fight this illness by bettering salvage dependable of entry to to testing that will title, value and isolate COVID-19,” Deborah Flint, the CEO of the airports authority, stated in an announcement.


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