Not the way you want to end your night out — by finding out you have coronavirus. However, this was the reality for one 21-year-old Amsterdammer who wrongly received a negative test result before going partying on Saturday night.
Before heading out to a packed pub, he got tested at a “Testen voor Toegang” (Testing for Access) location in Amsterdam. An hour later, he received an email telling him his test was negative. “I met a lot of people, hugged a lot of people,” he told NH Nieuws.
A dreaded phone call
The morning after going out, you might expect to wake up next to a half-eaten kapsalon — but that wasn’t what this gentleman woke up to. Instead, at 9 AM on Sunday morning, he got a phone call from Covidia (the test provider) saying that his test result had been, in fact, positive.
He said he felt guilty that he saw so many people while being infected. “I feel really bad that I reached out to extra people to meet up with. And that I now have to send people a message that I have corona.”
“A situation we must avoid”
A spokesperson from “Testen voor Toegang” has confirmed that on Saturday, two people tested positive at that test location and one person received an incorrect result. “These are situations that we must avoid,” they told NH Nieuws.
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