Monday 30 November, 2020

Belize validates COVID-19 antigen rapid testing

The Government of Belize will begin using the SD Biosensor Antigen kits to test for coronavirus (COVID-19) in persons who are symptomatic or a close contacts of a confirmed case.

SD Biosensor Antigen kits were recently validated by the Ministry of Health.

The ministry notes it is unable to endorse or validate any another rapid testing kit for use in other categories of the population.

“If this position should change, it will be announced accordingly. The Ministry will not be held accountable for the outcome of the use of any other rapid testing kit,” the ministry stated.

The ministry noted it will continue surveillance efforts and expand testing processes and procedures.

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