An atomic test pack named the SARS-COV-2 Isothermal Molecular Assay (SIMA) has been created by the Nigerian government to improve Coronavirus testing in the nation.
Priest of state for wellbeing, Olorunnimbe Mamora who made the declaration at the every other week Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 instructions on Tuesday September 29, said the test pack which was created by the Nigeria Institute of Medical Research (NIMR) can deliver brings about under 40 minutes.
It is supposed to be quicker than the Reverse Transcription-Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) which is presently the primary wellspring of Coronavirus testing in the nation, and furthermore multiple times less expensive than PCR. The test pack can be conveyed for purpose of care identification and observation.
“The Nigeria Institute of Medical Research has built up a sub-atomic test for COVID-19 that can give brings about under 40 minutes.
“It is the SARS-COV-2 Isothermal Molecular Assay (SIMA) which can be performed by low gifted staff with least preparing.”