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Russia donates 50,000 molecular tests to Peru

Ambassador of the Russian Federation to Peru Igor V. Romanchenko delivers 50,000 molecular diagnostic tests to the National Health Institute of Peru (INS). Photo: ANDINA/Difusión.

Ambassador of the Russian Federation to Peru Igor V. Romanchenko delivers 50,000 molecular diagnostic tests to the National Health Institute of Peru (INS). Photo: ANDINA/Difusión.

10:00 | Lima, Aug. 20.

The National Health Institute (INS) —on behalf of the Ministry of Health (Minsa)— has received from the Russian Federation a donation of 50,000 COVID-19 molecular diagnostic tests valued at more than US$216,000.


"These are the solidarity gestures we should maintain to overcome this pandemic," INS Chief Cesar Cabezas remarked.

The INS representative received the said kits and thanked Russia for this significant support on behalf of the State and people of Peru, who will receive a timely diagnosis of the disease.

The delivery was carried out by Ambassador of the Russian Federation to Peru Igor V. Romanchenko, who noted that the COVID-19 vaccine developed by his country has entered the final phase of the production process and expects Peru will benefit from it as soon as it becomes available.

The donated supplies include 50 kits of coronavirus 2019-nCoV RNA detection reagents based on PCR "Vector Perrv-2019-nCoV-RG," 450 kits of RT-PCR reagents "COV-2-Tes-R-PCR" and kits of RNA extraction reagents "COV-2-Tes-estract."

Moreover, the Government of the Russian Federation handed over 20,000 tests —consisting of 200 kits of coronavirus 2019-n-CoV RNA detection reagents based on PCR "Vector-Pcrrv-2019-nCoV-RG"— to the Andean Parliament.

This important donation is added to the ones made by other governments in the fight against this common enemy.

On the other hand, the National Health Institute reiterates its commitment to continue decentralizing the molecular diagnosis of COVID-19.

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Published: 8/20/2020
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