India, July 11 -- In a bid to bring more residents of the Capital under the testing net to check for the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), the Delhi government on Thursday directed all its dispensaries and polyclinics to start rapid antigen testing and extend quick point-of-care testing to those living outside the 633 containment zones.

Testing in the centres is likely to begin next week. Any resident can walk in for a Covid-19 test, and will require no documents or prescriptions.

"We need to upload the data on an app that asks for valid phone numbers, so that's all we ask for. We check whether the number is working right at the centre itself," said a Delhi government official who asked not to be named.

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