The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a test kit for a GeneXpertinstrument, which would allow SVG to do COVID-19 tests in-country, with equipment that is already here.

The announcement was made by Minister of Health Luke Browne, following discussions with the Director of the Pan American Health Organisation, PAHO Dr. Carissa Etienne on SVG’s Response to COVID-19. 

Minster Browne said Dr. Etienne made suggestions on the procurement of critical supplies, offered technical assistance and expressed support for our ongoing activities.

The Government’s response to the COVID 19 pandemic was among issues discussed during Wednesday’s meeting of Cabinet.

Parliament will debate Supplementary Estimates for 2020 next week Tuesday April 7th.

A report on quarantine compliance is also being prepared.

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