The Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) has stated that they testing mechanism to test over 12,000 people per day ‘very shortly”.
“Currently, KEMRI is testing for SARS-COV-2 using manual assays, which were put together at very short notice. Very shortly, high throughput assays will come into use, with a capacity of thousands of tests These assays can provide at least 12000 test results a day”, KEMRI wrote on its Twitter account, responding to a question by a Twtter user
KBF commends this move as this will increase the level of pre vention as those who will be discovered to have been infected with coronavirus will be quarantined and treated, saving the larger pulation from the spread of the virus.
Germany has been ravaged far less than its neighbouring European countries becaue of a formidable testing regime. Bloomberg news reported that an ‘army’ of private laboratories helped push the number of peole tested past 50,000 a day.
“Germany has a powerful weapon in the battle to contain Covid-19: a wealth of private laboratories that are helping it test more than 50,000 people a day. The country had already tested about 920,000 people through late March and checked more than 350,000 people in the past week alone, the Robert Koch Institute public health group said Tuesday in a report. That may still understate the country’s total effort, since not all the laboratories that have done assays have yet submitted numbers for last week”, Bloomberg wrote yesterday.
It is said that mass testing enables better tracking and management of the coronavirus’s spread. This coupled with other health-care advantages, such as highest rates of hospital beds in relation to population size can majorly curtail the spread of the virus.
Kenya has had 110 confirmed coronavirus cases; 7 of which are closed (4 recoveries and 3 deaths).
Experts agree that countries that have lagged behind in testing people have paid dearly; cases in point Italy, Spain, USA and UK.
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