Ukraine's Healthcare Ministry to introduce ELISA testing on May 18, - official

Source : 112 Ukraine

It will be free of charge for people who are in the risk group
13:57, 18 May 2020

Maksym Stepanov
Open source

Today, on May 18, Ukraine’s Ministry of Health will sign an order on the introduction of the ELISA testing. It will be free of charge for people who are in the risk group. This was stated by Minister of Health Maksym Stepanov during a briefing that was broadcasted by 112 Ukraine TV channel.

"Today, a corresponding order on the introduction of ELISA testing will be signed. It will allow us to significantly increase the number of people tested," Stepanov said.

People who have any symptoms of coronavirus disease will be tested in the first place, as well as all contact persons.

Related: Ukrainian PCR systems not inferior in accuracy to world best test systems, - Health Ministry

As we reported earlier, as of early morning of May 18, 18,616 cases of infection with Covid-19 were reported in Ukraine. 325 new cases have been diagnosed over the last 24 hours.

535 people succumbed to the disease, another 5,276 successfully recovered from coronavirus.

The largest number of cases is observed in Chernivtsi region (2,694) and Kyiv (2,280). Kyiv, Lviv and Rivne regions follow, with 1,197, 1,019 and 1,126 cases, respectively. 

Related: Ministry of Health intends to conduct up to 20,000 PCR tests for coronavirus in June every day

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