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Ukraine's Ministry of Health to conduct 30,000 tests for Covid-19 every week, - official

Source : 112 Ukraine

As of now, about 1,000 tests are conducted per day in Ukraine
09:22, 7 April 2020

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Deputy Minister of Health and Chief Sanitary Doctor of Ukraine Viktor Lyashko said that the Ministry of Health was ready to conduct 30,000 coronavirus tests weekly. He made such a statement on the air of ICTV TV channel, Ukranews reports.

"As of now, Ukraine is ready to carry out 30,000 tests a week, in the future our development strategy will allow us to do 80,000 tests," Lyashko said.

Chief Sanitary Doctor also added that about one thousand tests were conducted per day and there was no need for more.

Related: Ukraine to produce PCR tests to detect coronavirus, - President’s Office

According to Segodnya, free tests are conducted only under a doctor’s order and only in public clinics. Speaking on private ones – such procedure is not required, but there are tests from 29 to 110 dollars.

As we reported earlier, Ukraine's Healthcare Ministry will receive a batch of Ukrainian PCR tests next week. 

According to Deputy Minister of Health Viktor Lyashko, the Ukrainian manufacturer is expected to provide 20 thousand PCR systems, which will allow testing about two million people. 

Related: Tests for elite: No sense to trust official coronavirus statistics in Ukraine

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