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Delhi gets 42k rapid antibody COVID testing kits

Delhi gets 42k rapid antibody COVID testing kits

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  20 April 2020 6:05 AM GMT

The national capital has acquired 42,000 rapid antibody test kits, which will be used in various containment zones across the city, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said on Sunday. The government is aiming to use 42,000 kits in a week, with the main focus on the containment zones, Jain told the media on Sunday. “We are having a trial run and training in the LNJP hospital and from Monday, these kits will be used in the hotspot areas,” he said. Jain also explained that random testing will not be done as it will not be useful. “There is no point in doing random testing. These are kits to test the antibodies. This will be used on people who ever had even minor (coronavirus) symptoms. In this test, we will see if the body has developed the antibodies. If this comes positive, then we will need to have a confirmatory RT-PCR test,” Jain said. (IANS)

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