500 “Made-in-Vietnam” COVID-19 test kits donated to Indonesia have been arrived in Jakarta on April 5 to help the country early detect the virus and contain the coronavirus pandemic.
|500 “Made-in-Vietnam” COVID-19 test kits donated to Indonesia have been arrived in Jakarta on April 5. Source: Indonesian Embassy in Vietnam|
The kit, named Light Power IVASARS-CoV-2 1stRT-rPCR (VA.A02-055H), which uses the WHO-approved RT-PCR (Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction) lab technique, is manufactured by the Viet A Corporation. It can be used immediately without any other assistance to increase the accuracy.
Representatives of the National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) and the Soekarno-Hatta Port Health Authority assisted in receiving the test kits at the Soekarno-Hatta Airport Cargo Terminal.
Upon arriving, they were taken directly to the Port Health Office at Soekarno-Hatta Airport.
The devices had been delivered to Professor-Dr. Sri Oemijati of the Laboratory for Infectious Disease Research in Jakarta, Indonesian Ambassador to Vietnam Ibnu Hadi confirmed on April 7.
The ambassador noted that this is was the result of coordination and cooperation between the Indonesian Embassy in Hanoi, Vietnamese Embassy in Jakarta and Vietnam’s Ministry of Science and Technology.