At least 254 000 Americans have been tested for coronavirus and got results – more than 30 000 were positive, said Sunday, March 22, Vice-President Mike Pence.
The government hopes that by mid-week backlog will be eliminated in the tests, said the Pens at the briefing the Task force on coronavirus in the White house.
He urged all commercial laboratory to prioritize testing of patients and stated that the official leadership of the Ministry of health and social services will be released on Monday.
The white house also encourages those who have no symptoms are not tested, warning that it drains the already limited supplies of personal protective equipment for health workers.
Answering the question of whether illegal immigrants come to the place of testing without fear of being deported, Pence replied that Customs and border protection, the U.S. does not conduct the arrest in emergency departments and other medical institutions “under certain circumstances”.
“Yes, we will conduct these tests because it is very important that we tested person regardless of his immigration status,” – said in turn the President of the trump.
“The virus is not judged on where you are,” said the American surgeon, Dr. Jerome Adams, adding message to medical workers: “We hear you. And we prioritize your health and safety.”
The centers for control and prevention of diseases and the Department of homeland security will release on Monday, the guide States that, if a law enforcement officer is exposed to the coronavirus, it can go back to work in the mask.