Two nurses sort nucleic acid test samples at Beijing Ditan Hospital in Beijing on May 11, 2020. (Photo/Xinhua)
Beijing has expanded its coronavirus testing capacity to around 48,000 samples per day, with the addition of more clinics, personnel and equipment, the municipal government said on Tuesday.
To optimize collection, 116 sampling venues have been set up in districts outside the city center, including medical institutions, designated sites and hotels.
Some districts even offer drive-through services. Procedures can be completed in three to five minutes.
Gao Xiaojun, spokesman for the health commission, said at a news conference on Monday, that the city has increased the number of testing sites to 67.
He said if an organization or individual requests testing, they can make appointments online.