Companies Give Yemen Tens of Thousands of Coronavirus Test Kits to Ease Shortage

Companies Give Yemen Tens of Thousands of Coronavirus Test Kits to Ease Shortage

According to The New York Times, a group of multinational companies donated tens of thousands of COVID-19 testing kits and medical equipment to Yemen, where a five-year war has destroyed the health system and left millions vulnerable to disease.

The International Initiative on COVID-19 (IICY) said in a statement that its first 34-tonne shipment would reach Yemen next week and contained 49,000 virus collection kits, 20,000 rapid test kits, five centrifuges and equipment that would enable 85,000 tests, and 24,000 COVID-19 nucleic acid test kits.

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