Tiny mountain Marina Baja municipality leads the way with Covid-19 antibody tests for all residents

CONFRIDES-L’ABDET: Free Covid-19 antibody tests for residents, credit: Confrides-l’Abdet town hall

CONFRIDES-L’ABDET Town Hall is offering rapid coronavirus antibody tests to all registered residents.

The two mountain villages not far from Guadalest share the same town hall and local mayor Ruben Pico revealed that 100 people, himself included, have already been tested to discover whether or not they have had Covid-19.

“A lot of people say they suspect that they have had the virus while others claim there have been no cases here at all. This way we can tell,” Pico said.

Roughly 250 people are registered on the Confrides-l’Abdet Padron and to date it is the only municipality in Alicante Province to provide this service for all its residents.

Nor was the Covid-19 testing a first as the town hall was also the first to distribute face masks and gloves to the local population.

The anti-body tests are not obligatory, Pico stressed, although they were recommendable.

“This way we can discover the incidence and scope of the pandemic, making us safer and with more control over Covid-19,” the mayor said.

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