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Fighting Covid-19: 10,000 Test Kits from PAHO

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SURVEILLANCE testing will be ramped up from Monday as 10,000 Covid-19 testing kits from the Pan American Health Organisation’s (PAHO) are expected within the next few weeks.

Speaking at the virtual news conference on Monday, Deyalsingh said, “We are going to be ramping up our surveillance testing significantly from next Monday… we got in 1,750 extraction kits which are dedicated only to Trinidad and Tobago.”

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He said these kits will be used with the 4,000 ones TT got from China.  

PAHO’s contribution will strengthen the existing stock for TT, Deyalsingh said.

Therefore he said the Caribbean Public Health Agency would be able to focus its resources on other member states. 

He said 10,000 complete tests with extraction kits from PAHO will come in within the next few weeks, but some tests will be used to verify machines and other equipment as private laboratories were being invited to do testing.

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