COVID-19: Nigeria develops test kit

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The Nigerian Government has announced the indigenous development and validation of RNA Swift, a test kit for the identification of SARS-CoV-2, the causative agent for Covid-19, to accelerate the capacity to test people and help manage the Coronavirus pandemic.

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Addressing a press conference in Abuja, the nation’s capital, the Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu said that the “RNA Swift has amazing precision for the detection of SARS-COV-2 and would  be available at a price that places it ahead of competitors in terms of sensitivity and affordability.”
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According to Dr. Onu, the RNA Swift was borne out of a need in the Agricultural sector to test Nigerian farmers and laborers in the country.
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He further disclosed that in the coming months, 5 Million farmers will be tested with the RNA Swift kits from the first 10 million kits to be produced.
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The Minister described the development of the testing kit as “Nigeria’s gift and contribution to help Africa and the World fight the Covid-19 pandemic” adding that by encouraging Nigerian scientists and innovators, Nigeria has the capacity to find solutions to global challenges.

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