Nigeria has developed COVID-19 testing kit and it’ll be commercially available – FG

 

The Federal Government has announced the indigenous development and validation of RNA-Swift in Nigeria.

 

RNA-Swift is a test kit used for the identification of SARS-CoV-2, the causative agent for COVID-19.

 

According to the Ministry of Science and Technology,  the development of the test kit was aimed at speeding up effective testing of Nigerians during the pandemic.

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The Minister of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu, talking to reporters in Abuja said;

“The RNA-Swift has amazing precision for the detection of SARS-COV-2 and will be commercially available at a price that places it ahead of competitors in terms of sensitivity and affordability.”

“I want to confirm to you that the RNA-Swift product team is in consultation with the African Development Bank for the funding of an African-wide testing programme for COVID-19 and the establishment for RNA-Swift production in Nigeria,” he stated.

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