16 November 2020

Belarus to mobilize PCR testing capacities for COVID-19

MINSK, 16 November (BelTA) – Belarus will re-purpose as many laboratories to test COVID-19 using the PCR method as possible, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian Healthcare Ministry.

"Due to the significant increase in the number of cases, the Healthcare Ministry has faced the need to mobilize the COVID-19 testing capacities. All laboratories that can carry out these tests will be re-purposed," the press service noted.

As in the first wave of COVID-19, private medical centers and laboratory networks will be engaged. The Healthcare Ministry expresses gratitude to the private laboratories for their support and assistance.

In total, more than 50 laboratories in Belarus have the right to test for coronavirus infection using the PCR method.