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Uzbekistan to import from Turkey coronavirus detection kits
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Turkey will in coming days export to Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan locally-produced coronavirus detection kits that can get results in about two hours, its health minister said on Friday, Reuters reported.

China’s coronavirus outbreak has showed no sign of peaking with health authorities reporting more than 5,000 new cases earlier on Friday.

Speaking in Ankara after the quarantine period expired with no detected infections, Health Minister of the country Fahrettin Koca said Turkey’s coronavirus detection kit has a 99.6% accuracy rate.

The kit was produced in line with data from the World Health Organization and can get results in 90-120 minutes, a bit less than in Germany or France, he said.

Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan requested some 10,000 kits each and Turkey will begin exporting them in coming days, Koca said. “We will be exporting this in line with the demand we receive.”

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