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2,000 COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test kits reach every district of Delhi

A total of 341 teams were involved in the rapid-antigen testing that makes results available within 30 minutes.

Published: 02nd July 2020 08:17 AM  |   Last Updated: 02nd July 2020 08:17 AM   |  A+A-

A health worker collects a swab sample for Covid-19 rapid testing at a government school.

A health worker collects a swab sample for Covid-19 rapid testing at a government school. (Photo | Shekhar Yadav, EPS)

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: The Delhi government has directed all district magistrates (DMs) to ramp up rapid-antigen tests for COVID-19 by conducting 2,000 tests a day in their respective areas, officials said on Wednesday.

The DMs have also been asked to increase rapid-antigen testing centres to 250 across the national capital.

As per latest figures, 10,043 rapid antigen tests were conducted in the national capital on Wednesday. 

A total of 341 teams were involved in the rapid-antigen testing that makes results available within 30 minutes.

According to an official, with 2,000 rapid-antigen tests per day, the testing exercise will be scaled up significantly with 22,000 tests conducted every day across 11 districts in Delhi.



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