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Health Ministry intends to conduct one million tests for Covid-19 antigen per month

Source : 112 Ukraine

At present, more than 260,000 rapid antigen tests have already been distributed to the regions
15:59, 30 December 2020

Ukrainian Health Minister Maksym Stepanov
Lviv Regional State Administration

The Ministry of Health plans to conduct at least one million tests a month with rapid tests for an antigen to Covid-19. This was reported by Ukrinform with reference to the Minister of Health Maksym Stepanov.

"Yesterday I held a conference call with the heads of laboratory centers of the Ministry of Health and directors of health departments of the regional state administration. They discussed, in particular, the active implementation of rapid antigen testing. More than 260,000 such tests have already been delivered and distributed to the regions. We expect about 1.5 million more tests to be transferred from State Enterprise 'Medical Procurement of Ukraine' in the near future so that we can deliver them to the regions next year. Our goal is to conduct at least one million tests a month with rapid antigen tests," stated the official.

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He reminded that the mechanism of rapid antigen testing was introduced two weeks before, and the Ministry of Health would insist on its active implementation.

As we reported earlier, the World Health Organization views new strains of coronavirus infection as future challenges that humanity will face.

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