The Assam Government has started random rapid tests to detect novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infection on suspected persons from Monday.
The health department has received 9500 test kits for conducting the rapid tests on Monday and the first phase of tests will be carried on the persons related to the containment zones such as the Spanish Garden and the Athgaon Mosque in Guwahati.
After all the persons linked to these places the tested, random tests will be initiated in full force. The kits can detect the infection within just 15 minutes.
Due to the sharp hike in the number of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) positive cases, earlier the Assam government decided to go for one lakh random rapid tests in some select zones.
Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma informed that the government will procure 1 lakh rapid testing kits to conduct the tests.
Assam’s COVID-19 positive toll rose to 34 but till Monday 28 were cured and discharged while one person died. The number of active cases in the state is 15 and in the past two days, there are no new cases detected.
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