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People seeking testing for coronavirus face long lines as B.C. completes over 6,300 tests (UPCC)

North Vancouver Urgent and Primary Care Centre on Friday. (Photo credit: Vancouver Sun)

People seeking to be tested for the novel coronavirus are facing line-ups out the door and waiting times of as long as three to four hours at some urgent primary care centres, especially in downtown Vancouver, North Vancouver and Surrey.

B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix said Friday that 4,318 tests for the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 were conducted in the last week for a total of at least 6,326 tests in B.C., up significantly from a total of 2,008 reached last week.

The province is looking at a number of new options for testing including designated clinics, said Dix, adding details would be announced when they are ready to offer the services.

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