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The World Cheapest COVID-19 Testing Kits Developed in Africa

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The World Cheapest COVID-19 Testing Kits Developed in Africa

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The world cheapest covid-19 testing kits have been developed in Africa. The coronavirus testing do not required the expensive molecule lab, currently used in Nigeria for testing.

This testing kits is developed by medical researchers in Senegal. The COVID-19 testing kits cost just $1 (N360), and this as helped increased the number of test been done daily in the tiny West Africa country, as there is no shortage of testing kits.

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The testing device uses the saliva or blood of the patients. Patients are required to drop saliva or blood on the devices and wait for the bloodline to appear just like a Pregnancy Test, and the test can be carried out anywhere.

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Medical Researchers in Senegal are also using a 3D printing machine to develop a cheap ventilator which cost a little bit above $60, compare to imported ventilators that cost about $16,000.

Mologic, a British biotech firm, was awarded £1M to produce the rapid kits. In partnership with the Institut Pasteur de Dakar, manufacturing of the test kits will happen at DiaTropix, a new custom-built facility for epidemics-related Innovation in the country capital Dakar.

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Senegal has suffered only 2 Deaths & has the largest recoveries in Africa & 3rd in the world. Patients who are sick are given cheap malaria drug call Chloroquine, a common malaria drug in Africa.

As the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic intensifies, various countries are in the race to develope a vaccine and effective and cheap treatment.

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