Ethiopia to Begin COVID19 Test Kits Production (September 6, 2020)

Ethiopia will start producing test kits for COVID19 after a month, according to the Ministry of Health. 

Dr Dereje Duguma, State Minister of Health, said that preparations are underway to start kits production in partnership with the Chinese government. 

He said Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed is discussing with the Chinese government to start the production which helps the country to fully meet its local demand. 

Dr Dereje added that the test kits produced in Ethiopia will be distributed to other African nations. 

Ethiopia is currently conducting over 20,000 COVID19 tests per day in its 52 centres built across the nation. 

The country has so far reported 57,466 confirmed cases, with 897 deaths and 20,776 recoveries. 

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