A member of medical staff in protective gear collects a swab sample from a girl in India’s Mumbai earlier this month. Photo: EPA A member of medical staff in protective gear collects a swab sample from a girl in India’s Mumbai earlier this month. Photo: EPA
A member of medical staff in protective gear collects a swab sample from a girl in India’s Mumbai earlier this month. Photo: EPA

Coronavirus: will India’s influx of Chinese rapid test kits help turn the tide of contagion?

  • Only a fraction of the country’s 1.3 billion citizens have been tested for Covid-19 and confirmed cases are surging as testing capacity is gradually increased
  • Rapid antibody tests could help with screening and contact tracing, though quality and accuracy concerns may limit their usefulness

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A member of medical staff in protective gear collects a swab sample from a girl in India’s Mumbai earlier this month. Photo: EPA A member of medical staff in protective gear collects a swab sample from a girl in India’s Mumbai earlier this month. Photo: EPA
A member of medical staff in protective gear collects a swab sample from a girl in India’s Mumbai earlier this month. Photo: EPA
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