Major batch of testing kits coming from China
They are expected to boost testing
- A large consignment of testing kits for COVID-19 is scheduled to reach from China. The kits are expected to boost India’s testing capacity in a major way.
- According to available information, 5.5 lakh Rapid Antibody Testing Kits sourced from Guangzhou Wondfo and Zhuhai Livzon and 1 lakh RNA Extraction Kits from MGI Shenzhen are among the consignment, which is a part of a total order of 15 million personal protective equipment (PPE) kits and 1.5 million rapid testing kits that India had ordered from China.
- India had called upon China to fulfil those orders amid concerns over tightened regulations on export of such equipment after several western countries complained over the quality.
- Around six consignments of vital medical supplies were expected to reach India in the next fortnight.