Ministry of Health to get 20,000 PCR tests from Ukrainian manufacturer

Source : 112 Ukraine

The batch of COVID-19 tests will be ready next week
11:58, 6 April 2020

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The Ministry of Health of Ukraine will receive a batch of Ukrainian PCR tests next week. Deputy Health Minister Viktor Lyashko informed about it during a briefing that was broadcasted by 112 Ukraine TV channel.

He added that the Ukrainian manufacturer would provide 20 thousand PCR systems, which would allow testing about two million people.

"The Ukrainian manufacturer is ready to produce about a thousand PCR tests a day, and this will allow us to cover all the need for testing that is needed in order to respond to outbreaks of a coronavirus epidemic in Ukraine," Lyashko said.

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As we reported earlier, the general number of people infected with COVID-19 in Ukraine grew to 1,319. The Healthcare Ministry reported that, claiming 68 new cases over the last 24 hours.

The largest number of cases is observed in Kyiv (234), Chernivtsi region (220), Ternopil region (160), Ivano-Frankivsk region (116).

14,205 people turned to Ukrainian consulate institutions within the Protection system presented by the Foreign Ministry.

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

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