Govt approves antigen test for COVID-19
Published : Monday, 24 August, 2020 at 3:11 PM Count : 1847
The government has approved antigen test for novel coronavirus. But it did not approve antibody test right now.
Health Minister Zahid Malik came up with the information at his Ministry on Monday after receiving PPEs sent from Taiwan.
Informing about three types of corona test, Health Minister Zahid Malik said, "One is PCR test which we are continuing. Another two are--antigen and antibody tests."
He said now, total 88 labs are conducting COVID-19 test across country. But people are reluctant to test. For this, the number of tests are not increased.
The government fixed corona test fees Tk 100 from Tk 200 while Tk 300 at home. All of these decision have been taken after discussing with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the Minister added.