Fri. Dec 4th, 2020

Isle of Wight Observer News

The Island's Free Newspaper

So exactly what is going on with Covid-19 testing?

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By Peter White, senior reporter, IW Observer

By Peter White, senior reporter, IW Observer

I thought this might be of interest to our readers, as I am sure I am not the only person that has had  this kind of misleading information. The last thing I want to do is spread alarm, but feel this type of scenario should be made public.

I had a coronavirus test  on APRIL 28, and the following day was told it was negative. Then on MAY 15 I was informed the result was ‘unclear’. Now today JUNE 10 I have received a call from the testers saying my test was ‘void‘ because of a mix up in bar codes.   I was then told parrot-fashion what I have to do if I have symptoms; isolate for seven days, etc.

As I was tested 44 DAYS ago I think I might have known by now if the result had been positive. I know this has been a major operation trying to combat Covid-19, but there have just been too many problems with this current testing system for my liking. This is not about me but for others who may have concerns.