Rapid Test Kits For Travelers In Town

The Government of Liberia through the Incident Management Team (IMT) has brought in 25,000 Rapid CPR Antigens test kits at a cost of US$300,000.

The test kits via Kenya Airways landed in the country on Thursday, June 24, 2021 at the Roberts International Airport (RIA) and have been taken to the National Reference Laboratory in Charlesville, Margibi County.

The Government of Liberia believes the coming in of this consignment will ultimately address incoming and outgoing travelers’ woes as early as next week.

The Government disclosed that a setup at the airport and various testing points have been established for speedy testing. Each produces results in 15 minutes a statement from the Ministry said.

‘The IMS therefore apologizes to all travelers who may have missed their flights as a result of delayed certificates,’ the statement continued.

COVID has been raging in the last month with hospitals overwhelmed and several deaths leaving a complete panic in the land.

Liberia is reporting the highest rate in the sub-region, a report from ECOWAS has confirmed though several African nations continue to report the highest cases so far.

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