Posted on September 25, 2020 by iwano@_84
People with coronavirus symptoms have been asked not to call the government’s testing hotline on Monday mornings to avoid overburdening the system.
The national network of community health services (GGDs) said its lines remained open from 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week, but advised people to ‘avoid the Monday morning rush’ and call later in the day.
The Dutch testing infrastructure is operating close to capacity following a recent surge in cases, leading to delays in processing test results. Last Thursday the GGDs admitted it was almost impossible to book a coronavirus test within 48 hours at the 100 testing stations.
Vermijd de maandagochtend drukte en maak later vandaag een afspraak als je klachten hebt. Onze medewerkers van 0800-1202 zijn 7 dagen per week van 08.00 tot 20.00 uur bereikbaar. https://t.co/XYQNpTqSCQ
— GGD GHOR Nederland (@GGDGHORNL) September 14, 2020