Mass testing for COVID-19 antibodies to be conducted in near future, - official

Source : 112 Ukraine

If everything goes according to the plan, the testing may begin next week
17:04, 15 May 2020

Ukraine's Healthcare Minister
Ministry of Health of Ukraine

Ministry of Health of Ukraine is preparing to conduct mass testing for antibodies to coronavirus using ELISA-method of diagnostics. Healthcare Minister Maksym Stepanov stated this during a meeting with President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, press service of the President's Office reports.

According to Stepanov, if everything goes well, the testing may begin next week.

As of now, the overall number of coronavirus cases in Ukraine has already made 17,330

Related: Scientists may need about five years to take Covid-19 under control, - WHO

According to the Ministry's Centre for Public Health, as of 9 a.m., May 15, there have been 20 new lethal cases (476 in general, since the beginning of the epidemic). Another 330 people recovered over the day (4,473 in general).

As we reported earlier, yesterday, on May 14, Lithuania filed the humanitarian aid on the request of Ukraine – protection means necessary for the fight against Covid-19. 

Lithuania's Foreign Ministry stated that over 52,000 shield protectors for the face were filed. They cost 100,000 euros. They were produced in Lithuania.

The aid will be transferred to Ukraine by land.

Related: 483 new cases of Covid-19 in Ukraine over 24 hours

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