May 04, 2021

Approval to expedite purchase of PCR testing kits

The Cabinet of Ministers has granted approval to expedite the purchase of testing kits and other equipment required to carry out PCR tests as required, following an increase in COVID-19 cases in recent days.

The Minister of Health has indicated that following the discovery of the new variant of the novel coronavirus, the daily demand for PCR tests at government laboratories has increased to around 20,000.

Accordingly, to meet the demand, the Health Minister has sought the approval of the Cabinet to purchase additional test kits promptly.

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