Testing May Go Up To About 5 Lakh Per Day By July: Centre

The New Indian Express Chennai|May 29, 2020

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Testing May Go Up To About 5 Lakh Per Day By July: Centre
For last several days, nearly 1.1 lakh samples are being tested every day in over 600 labs

The Centre on Thursday indicated that the testing capacity could be ramped up by about five times than the existing capability in the coming weeks.

“We are looking to increase the testing capacity to 5 lakh per day by July,” said Dr V K Paul, member (health), Niti Aayog, who also heads the national task force on Covid 19 management. He, however, did not elaborate on whether these will only be RTPCR tests or will also include antibody tests.

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