|Real-time RT-PCR test kit is used to detect SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes the COVID-19 disease
The kit, named Light Power IVASARS-CoV-2 1stRT-rPCR (VA.A02-055H), which uses the WHO-approved RT-PCR (Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction) lab technique, is manufactured by the Viet A Corporation. It can be used immediately without any other assistance to increase the accuracy.
The devices had been delivered to Professor-Dr. Sri Oemijati of the Laboratory for Infectious Disease Research in Jakarta, Indonesian Ambassador to Vietnam Ibnu Hadi confirmed on April 7.
The ambassador noted that the support is the result of cooperation between the Indonesian Embassy in Vietnam and the Vietnamese Embassy in Indonesia and Vietnam’s Ministry of Science and Technology.
Indonesia is one of the Southeast Asian countries most affected by the coronavirus pandemic, with nearly 2,500 confirmed infections, including 209 fatalities as of April 7.