Ukrainian govt plans to purchase two million rapid tests for Covid-19

Source : 112 Ukraine

The Cabinet of Ministers has allocated 34,9 million dollars for their purchase
16:27, 4 November 2020

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The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has allocated one billion hryvnias (34,9 million dollars) from the coronavirus control fund to purchase rapid coronavirus tests (a test that determines whether a person has had Covid-19 or not). This was stated by Prime Minister Denys Shmygal during a government meeting.

"We are talking about the purchase of two million rapid tests, their results can be obtained in just a few minutes. This decision is one of many that we take every week in order to support our medical system," he announced.

Related: Rapid antigen tests for Covid-19 to be held in Ukraine soon

It is worth noting that Slovakia is going to launch a pilot project for Covid-19 antigen testing on the border with Ukraine. It is scheduled to begin on November 9. The tests will be run by a private company.

As we reported earlier, Chief Sanitary Doctor of Ukraine Viktor Lyashko said that there were no plans to test the American vaccine against coronavirus.

"According to my information, a clinical study of immunobiological drugs in Ukraine has not yet been registered," the official noted.

Related: Zelensky says ready to test Ukrainian Covid-19 vaccine if it passes clinical tests


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