New York State is already laying foundations for the potential return to normal life: it has introduced an antibody test to identify medical personnel and other essential workers who have already had the coronavirus and have some immunity. It was stated by Governor Andrew Cuomo, Bloomberg reports.
According to Cuomo, using a testing kit that was developed by the state’s Health Department, the program will run 2,000 of the tests a day. Those who have the antibodies will be allowed to return to work earliest.
Governor of New York State stated that the state could test as many as 100,000 New Yorkers a day if U.S. Food and Drug Administration gave its approval to enlisting the help of private administrators.
The order is expected to take effect at the end of the week.
“We are still in the woods. But we can control the spread,” he noted.
As we reported earlier, more than 2,1 million people are infected with COVID-19.
As of April 17, there are 678,210 coronavirus cases in the USA: 34,641 deaths and 57,844 cases of successful recovery.