From this week a mass testing program will be brought across greater Glasgow to more effectively detect the virus.
Residents are being targeted at five coronavirus hotspots in Scotland, including Glasgow and Renfrewshire, the BBC reports.
This means that asymptomatic cases – people who do not show symptoms – can help identify and spread the infection.
Professor Jason Leach, Scotland’s clinical director, said the project could expand to more communities if successful.
Residents of Dalmarnock and parts of Polokshield in Glasgow are being encouraged to book tests if they do not have symptoms of covid.
The two sites will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through December 9, and will be able to test 800 people each day.
A Glasgow City Council spokesman said the units were located in the Emirates Arena car park and across the ground from the Tramway Theater in Albert Drive.
These will be operated by the Scottish Ambulance Service and aim to deliver results within 24 to 48 hours.
Asymptomatic tests in all locations allow local residents to book online.
A drop-in testing service will be available for seven days from Wednesday at Johnstone Town in Renfrewshire.
Local residents will be given lateral flow tests, which can be processed on site and give results within an hour.
It will be able to test up to 12,000 people a week.
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This comes after Health Secretary Jean Freeman announced plans for a significant expansion of testing for patients, health and social care workers and the community in the 4th tier region.
From next week, all emergency admission tests will be tested for Covid, and bi-weekly lateral flow tests will be introduced at the Covid-19 assessment center and Scottish Ambulance Service for all patient-oriented healthcare workers working at the hospital.
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