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Govt approves antibody test for coronavirus

Published : Sunday, 24 January, 2021 at 4:05 PM  Count : 471

Govt approves antibody test for coronavirus

Govt approves antibody test for coronavirus

Health Minister Zahid Maleque on Sunday informed that the government gave permission to test antibody for coronavirus.

"There has long been a demand of the government approval of antibody test. Now we're giving the approval," said the minister while talking to journalists at his Secretariat office.

He also informed, "We've received 20 lakh doses of vaccine. We expect to get 50 lakh more tomorrow (Monday).

Replying to a question about the begining of the antibody test, he said, "The approval has been given right now when I told in front of you."

The government has a plan about vaccination programme in district and upazila level and a list of frontline workers has been prepared to give the vaccine.

National Technical Advisory Committee (NTAC) on Covid-19 and health experts have long been demanding antibody test before the beginning of vaccination.

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