The Vietnamese Government has handed over 500
“Made-in-Vietnam” COVID-19 test kits to Indonesia.
Health workers conduct quick test for the SARS-CoV-2
Hanoi (VNA) - The Vietnamese
Government has handed over 500 “Made-in-Vietnam” COVID-19 test
kits to Indonesia.
Indonesian Ambassador to Vietnam Ibnu Hadi
underlined that the support is the result of cooperation between the
Indonesian Embassy in Vietnam and the Vietnamese Embassy in Indonesia and
Vietnam’s Ministry of Science and Technology.
The kit, named Light Power IVASARS-CoV-2 1stRT-rPCR
(VA.A02-055H), which uses the WHO-approved RT-PCR (Reverse Transcription
Polymerase Chain Reaction) lab technique, is manufactured by the Viet A
Corporation. It allows for 50 tests, with results obtained after just
an hour using samples taken from the throat or respiratory tract.
The kits were delivered to Professor-Dr. Sri
Oemijati of the Laboratory for Infectious Disease Research in Jakarta.
As at April 7, Indonesia had reported 2,491 COVID-19
cases, including 209 fatalities an 192 recoveries./.