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Slovenia to conduct random testing to determine scope of coronavirus infections

Slovenia will conduct random population testing on a sample of 1,000-1,500 residents to get a reliable estimate of the scope of the coronavirus epidemic. The trial will include antibody tests, said Miroslav Petrovec, the head of the Institute for Microbiology and Immunology at the Ljubljana Faculty of Medicine.

The testing, conducted nation-wide and expected to begin next week, will involve technicians visiting people agreeing to the test at home and taking both nasal swabs to determine the presence of the virus SARS-COV-2 as well as conducting a serological test for antibodies. This should give the health authorities a clearer picture of how many people have actually been infected.

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