The director of a Tokyo health clinic, Hideki Takemura, has found the solution to the shortage of PCR test in Japan. The expert has devised some vending machines for these tests, so it has installed a total of seven in the Tokyo neighborhood of Shibuya.
“Japan was conducting a ridiculously low number of PCR tests and, as a result, more and more people could not know if they had a cold or the coronavirus,” he explains in a statement collected by Reuters.
“Without PCR testing, a diagnosis is not possible and really I felt we had to do more so that people could be diagnosed and isolate yourself early, ”said Hideki Takemura.
Each of the seven vending machines installed has capacity for about 60 test kits They are sold for 4,500 yen (about 35 euros). After conducting the test, users send a saliva sample per saliva for analysis.
Apparently, the vending machines with PCR tests had a great response from the public, and that is that they had to be emptied twice a day for the amount of money they generated.