In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 10th, July, 2020

Nigeria Develops Coronavirus Check Equipment

Nigeria Develops Coronavirus Test Kit

Test kit

Check package (file picture)


Federal authorities has confirmed the event of an indigenous take a look at package for the identification of SARS-CoV-2, the causative agent for Covid-19, to speed up the capability to check individuals and assist handle the Corona virus pandemic.


Addressing a press convention in Abuja, the nation’s capital, the Minister of Science and Expertise, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu mentioned that the “RNA Swift has wonderful precision for the detection of SARS-COV-2 and can be obtainable at a value that locations it forward of opponents when it comes to sensitivity and affordability.”


In keeping with Dr. Onu, the RNA Swift was borne out of a necessity within the Agricultural sector to check Nigerian farmers and labourers within the nation.


He additional disclosed that within the coming months, 5 Million farmers will likely be examined with the RNA Swift kits from the primary 10 million kits to be produced.


The Minister described the event of the testing package as “Nigeria’s present and contribution to assist Africa and the World battle the Covid-19 pandemic” including that by encouraging Nigerian scientists and innovators, Nigeria has the capability to seek out options to international challenges.


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