South Africa produces first ever African made rapid Covid-19 test kit

SOUTH AFRICA – South Africa has manufactured rapid Covid-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test kits in an effort to stop relying on imports and improve the country’s competitiveness. In a statement, Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation Blade Nzimande, said CapeBio, a local biotechnology company, has started manufacturing the PCR test kits with the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). According to the Minister, this would make it easier for the country and African continent to speedily access test kits which they were importing. “This latest development is…

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