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AP CM launches COVID-19 testing kits

Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy launched the new COVID-19 rapid testing kits which are being manufactured by the Andhra Pradesh MedTech Zone (AAMTZ).

The Andhra Pradesh chief minister presided over a review meeting at his camp office cum residence in Tadepalli on Wednesday to take stock of the government’s measures to curb the coronavirus pandemic. Ministers Alla Nani, Mekapati Goutham Reddy, Chief Secretary Nilam Sawhney, and DGP Gautam Sawang attended the meeting.

Jagan Mohan Reddy instructed officials to personally monitor and ensure that people of the State do not face any shortage of essential items. He ordered the officials to keep stock of medical kits and medicines in all the quarantine and isolation centers across the State.

The AP government has made 1,000 Rapid COVID-19 test kits available for the purpose of screening for the virus in the state. With these kits, a test report will be generated within 50 minutes, and each kit can be used to perform 20 tests a day.