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Odisha receives 4000 Covid-19 testing kits

9/04/2020 at 8:42 PM

Bhubaneswar, April 9: Covid-19 testing capacity in Odisha will get a boost with around 4000 test kits from MyLab reaching Bhubaneswar today from Pune by a special cargo flight.

“Besides RNA Extraction kits and PPEs also reached Bhubaneswar for effective management of Covid-19,” said an official.

As per official statistics as many as 2841 samples have been tested till Thursday afternoon whiler the number of Covid-19 positive cases in the state stand at 44. Officials said that out of the 44 patients, two persons have already been cured and discharged.

Earlier in the day, the State Cabinet also approved a proposal to purchase ICMR recognized Covid-19 rapid testing kit and one lakh kits will be purchased for more testing of the deadly virus.

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