1. Patient getting a nasopharyngeal swab
People can come to Swiss TPH for a COVID-19 test if they are symptomatic (only employees and their relatives) or asymptomatic for travel purposes (all people). When a person comes to Swiss TPH, they get a nasopharyngeal and throat swab. It is important to take both swabs in order to have the highest chance to detect potentially present viruses. The nasopharyngeal swab takes around 10 seconds. The medical staff is protected by goggles, gloves, a FFP-2 mask, a single use lab gown and a hairnet.