01 April 2020 – Established mobile testing and sampling units

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Type of Intervention: Testing and tracing
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Level of Jurisdiction: National
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Overview: The Government of South Africa introduced 60 new mobile sampling and testing units, to be deployed nationwide to all districts and metropolitan areas.

This measure is predicted to increase testing capacity from 5,000 tests daily to as many as 30,000 daily.

The mobile testing units are in addition to 180 testing sites and 320 testing units across the country.
Full details here: https://www.gov.za/speeches/minister-zweli-mkhize-launches-coronavirus-covid-19-mobile-sampling-and-testing-units-1-apr