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

Source : 112 Ukraine

Tests will be produced in the amount of 2,000 to 7,000 daily
17:17, 4 April 2020
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Ukraine will produce PCR tests to detect coronavirus in the amount of 2,000 to 7,000 daily. This was announced by Kyrylo Tymoshenko, Deputy Head of the President's Office, Secretary of the Coordination Council on Countering the Spread of COVID-19, Ukrainian Pravda reports.

"We launched the Ukrainian production of PCR tests. We ordered 2 million tests there. From the middle of next week they will begin to give us 2-7 thousand (tests) every day," Tymoshenko said.

According to him, Ukrainian PCR tests are much cheaper than foreign ones and they are "definitely effective" therefore, they will be purchased first of all for the healthcare system.
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Prior to this, Ukraine imported PCR tests from China and South Korea.

As reported, at the end of March, an airplane from China arrived in Ukraine, carrying a new batch of coronavirus tests.

Earlier, 100,000 PRL tests were brought to Ukraine from South Korea to detect coronavirus infection.
As of 10:00 on April 4, 1,096 laboratory-confirmed cases of infection with the Covid-19 coronavirus were recorded in Ukraine. 28 were fatal; 23 patients recovered. 154 new cases were recorded per day, as the Ministry of Health reports in Telegram.
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