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The University of Groningen, the Hanze University of Applied Sciences and the UMCG will soon be starting an experiment deploying ‘rapid test’ teams, that can quickly reach teaching staff and students. RUG president Jouke de Vries announced the trial on Twitter on Sunday.
De Vries says that in the plan follows advice of the micro-biologist Alex Friedrich of the UMCG, who called for such an initiative to be organised on social media himself. As reported by OOGTV.
In the United Kingdom, a similar initiatives are already underway at various universities, although the British system utilises group testing, where material from an entire group of people is mixed and tested. If a group turns out to be ‘positive’, all members of that group are then individually tested.
It is not yet known when the special rapid test street for academics in Groningen will be ready.