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Africa will take new tests to remote areas using existing infrastructure

CDC says continent must invest in local production of diagnostics, drugs, vaccines and PPE to fight Covid-19

Senior features writer

Coronavirus testing is set to change in Africa in the coming weeks, said director of the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (https://africacdc.org/covid-19/) Dr John Nkengasong on Thursday.

He was referring to antigen-based tests in the pipeline for the continent, which will have a positive impact.

The tests show if a person is actively infected by detecting the proteins the virus produces and produce rapid results...

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