Three lakh more Rapid Antibody Test kits being used for the quick detection of the COVID-19 have been dispatched to India from the Chinese city of Guangzhou, the Indian envoy here said on Saturday, as India ramped up the global hunt to procure more coronavirus testing kits to tackle rising cases of the infection.
About three lakh Rapid Antibody Test kits were airlifted to Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu from Guangzhou, the Indian Ambassador to China, Mr. Vikram Misri, said.
Nearly 3 Lakh Rapid Antibody Tests have just been airlifted by @airindiain from #Guangzhou | Supplies are headed to Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu. Great work on ground by our team at @cgiguangzhou , Mr. Misri tweeted.
This is in addition to 650,000 Antibody Tests and RNA Extraction Kits dispatched from China earlier this week.
India is procuring the medical supplies from China in recent weeks to ensure availability of adequate supplies.
The Rapid Antibody Test Kits deliver results in 15 minutes and work on blood samples instead of nasal swabs to tell whether a patient has ever been exposed to the novel virus.