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Cofepris suspends 16 unauthorized covid testing labs in state

Cancun, Q.R. — Already this year, at least 16 clinics have been suspended by state authorities for performing covid tests without authorization. Miguel Pino Murillo, director of the Federal Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risks (Cofepris) said that so far this year, they have already suspended 16 laboratories in the state for lacking the corresponding permits to perform covid-detection tests.

He says labs performing tests will have a QR code. During an interview with Radio Fórmula, he explained “Once a test is carried out the result has a QR code that provides certainty to the result.” In the cases of positive results, it allows a tracking of areas where there is a greater incidence and which helps in control strategies, he added.

He said that since this is a vacation period, daily health protocol inspections are being carried out with their focus more on tourist, archaeological sites and service providers to ensure maximum allowed capacities are being followed.

“In tourist areas we are verifying both the capacity and compliance with the operating schedules,” he said.

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