It may get easier to find COVID-19 testing in Ottawa. As of Friday, ten local Shoppers Drug Mart locations and three pharmacies will be able to test asymptomatic patients.
Premier Doug Ford, per CTV News, announced that up to 60 pharmacies in the wider province will start offering the service.
Free tests will be available to those who have made an appointment but are not displaying any symptoms.
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New locations offering COVID-19 tests
Stores offering the service in Ottawa will include the Shoppers Drug Mart on Bank Street, Walkley Road and Montreal Road.
Both locations on Carling Avenue will also offer free testing.
The aim, according to the premier, is to take pressure off Ontario's assessment centres.
Multiple locations have had hour-long wait times and lengthy lines, with some reaching capacity within minutes of opening.