Ethiopia Ramps up Its COVID 19 Testing Capacity (July 27, 2020)

Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed yesterday said Ethiopia has been increasing its COVID 19 testing capacity as a local company is set to commence production by October 2020.

The premier disclosed that the government received first installment of 1 Million COVID 19 testing kits donated by the local company engaged in production of the medical supply in response to efforts underway to curtail the pandemic.

“Daily testing can now be further increased in the next 3 months, while locally produced testing kits available by October 2020,” Dr. Abiy said.

Ethiopia has conducted 382,339 coronavirus laboratory tests so far as the number of confirmed cases nears 14,000.

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