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Deputy PM pledges best conditions for nCoV test kit development

Update: February, 11/2020 - 07:03

 

Deputy Prime Minister Vũ Đức Đam chairs the meeting to discuss measures to cope with the 2019-nCoV at the Government's office in Hà Nội on Monday. — VNA/VNS Photo Doãn Tấn

HÀ NỘI — The National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology and the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases will receive the best support to develop and produce coronavirus test kits.

Deputy Prime Minister Vũ Đức Đam, head of the national steering committee for nCoV-cause disease prevention and control, made the remark at a meeting to discuss measures to cope with the 2019-nCoV at the Government's office in Hà Nội on Monday.

At the event between Government officials and the health sector, Deputy Minister of Health Nguyễn Thanh Long said there are 22 facilities nationwide capable of testing for 2019-nCoV and eight other laboratories can be mobilised to carry out the work.

He said the country doesn’t lack materials for testing if the facilities operate to their full capacity.

The Ministry of Health supports and encourages all scientific and technological units to engage in developing and producing materials and equipment for viral tests, Long added. — VNS

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