China has a zero-Covid strategy to contain the coronavirus. Photo: Xinhua
China has a zero-Covid strategy to contain the coronavirus. Photo: Xinhua

Nucleic tests up to Omicron task – but keep eye on quality, top Chinese kit maker BGI says

  • Test results can be affected by human factors and product quality, group chief scientist says
  • BGI’s at-home antigen tests mostly for export, mainly because of China’s zero-Covid policy

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
China has a zero-Covid strategy to contain the coronavirus. Photo: Xinhua
China has a zero-Covid strategy to contain the coronavirus. Photo: Xinhua

Corrected [11:40am, 21 Dec, 2021]

  • [11:40am, 21 Dec, 2021]

    This article has been updated to reflect Chen Weijun's correct title, and to clarify that a BGI testing kit was not used in the Shanghai case referred to.

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