Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan in a review meeting via video conference with the Delhi LG, Delhi Health Minister, MCD Commissioners, DMs and DCPs of all districts of Delhi and Central/State and District surveillance officers and heads of government hospitals has made an important statement. He said that the country will be able to produce indigenous coronavirus-testing kits by May.
“We will be able to produce RT-PCR and antibody test kits in India by May. All processes are in advanced stage and production will start after getting approval from ICMR. It will help us in meeting our target of one lakh tests per day by May 31,” the Union Health Minister said.
Dr Vardhan further said , No fresh case reported in 80 districts since last 7 days. In 47 districts, no case has been reported in last 14 days, while 39 districts have not reported a case since last 21 days. 17 districts have not reported a case for last 28 days.
A total of 29,435 confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in India. 6,869 persons have recovered or migrated, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare .
There are 21,632 active cases of COVID-19 in the country. 934 people have lost their lives due to the coronavirus in the country to date.
The country is currently in Lockdown 2.0 and which is due to ends on May 3 . The first phase was from March 24 to April 14. But was extended from April 15 to another two weeks till May 3 as the country saw the surge in cases.