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20k Covid Tests From August: ILS Director

Bhubaneswar:  Institute of Life Science(ILS) director, Ajay Parida on Friday said that nearly 20,000 Covid tests per day will be conducted in the state from August.

Addressing to a high level meeting held today, Parida said,"Efforts are made to ensure that every symptomatic individual undergoes the test. Out of total tests 8,000 will be RT-PCR tests while rest 12,000 will be Antigen tests. Currently all the districts have more than 3000 Antigen kits each and if needed more kits will be provided.

"The overall Covid situation in the state is stable and we hope that the situation will improve in August," he added.

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