Rapid tests for the COVID 19 to begin from today in Kerala,becoming the first state to do so.
The state gets Rapid polymerase chain reaction(rapid PCR) testing kits from Pune. This turns out to be an effective measure to increase the no. of test samples in a day . The state said that it can now test 3000 samples in 24hrs.
Chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday said that the 1000 testing kits have been brought to the state from Pune and he thanked MP Shashi Tharoor for his involvement in getting the kits so fast.
Currently the test results were produced in 7hours after collection of samples. Now the test results will be available in less than 2 hours. The state currently has 10 govt laboratories for the testing, making it the biggest centre for the test of the virus.