Nigeria develops covid-19 testing kit

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Ogbonnaya Onu, Ministry of Science and Technology has unveiled an indigenous test kit, RNA Swift, for the detection of SARS-CoV: the causative agent of COVID-19.

During a press conference on Thursday in Abuja, the Minister stated the RNA Swift has amazing precision for the detection of SARS-COV-2.

He added that it will be commercially available at a competitive price.

Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, stated: “The RNA Swift has amazing precision for the detection of SARS-COV-2, and will be commercially available at a price that places it ahead of competitors in terms of sensitivity and affordability.”

Onu, described the development as Nigeria’s gift and contribution to help Africa and the world fight the COVID-19 pandemic.



Aneta Felix

Aneta Felix is a seasoned broadcast journalist and versatile content producer with an interest in reporting on human and gender rights, insecurity, corruption, and development among others. She has over five years of progressive experience, working across online, radio, and TV platforms, reporting the Boko Haram insurgency in Adamawa state, covering elections across the country and interviewing CEOs of multi-million dollar companies. Aneta is also the producer and presenter of the business documentary program, Startups, on TV360 Nigeria. She is a graduate of International Studies and Diplomacy from the University of Benin and is based in Lagos Nigeria.


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