In the Chernihiv region there was a PCR laboratory for conducting tests for coronavirus, – Prokopenko

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In the Chernihiv region there was a PCR laboratory for conducting tests for coronavirus, - Prokopenko
Photo: Andrey Prkopenko (cg.gov.ua)

The lab is expected to be fully operational early next week.

The Chernihiv Regional Laboratory Center under the Ministry of Health of Ukraine received modern laboratory equipment for diagnostics coronavirus infection based on polymerase chain reaction. This was reported on his page in Facebook Chairman of the Chernihiv Regional City Administration (RSA) Andrey Prokopenko.

According to the chairman of the Regional State Administration, his settings and test studies have already been carried out in the laboratory center, which showed that the equipment is working correctly. Results will be sent to Kiev.

It is expected that the laboratory will be fully operational at the beginning of next week.

Funds for the acquisition were collected in one day. The first installment was made by Andrey Prokopenko, having transferred in full his monthly salary – 45,000 hryvnias.

The initiative was also supported by Slavic Wallpaper – KTPP JSC, Ukrainian Agrarian Holding LLC, Industrial Dairy Campaign LLC, Chernigov city chairman Vladislav Atroshenko and regional council deputy Valery Kulich.

It is also reported that the necessary equipment, sterile boxes and centrifuges were purchased for laboratory equipment.

Also, according to the head of the Chernihiv Regional State Administration, over the past week at the expense of the budget and charitable fundraising, six more ventilation devices were purchased.

Recall that this week the Chernihiv region received 1800 PCR tests from the state. As noted by the director of the Chernihiv Regional Laboratory Center, Nikolai Donets, 12 biomaterials are examined at a time. If necessary, the laboratory will work in three shifts, and 36 samples can be examined per day. PCR testing is free for residents of the region.

As RBC-Ukraine wrote, the PCR test confirmed on the evening of March 27 the first case of coronavirus in the Chernihiv region.

The total number of cases of coronavirus in Ukraine rose to 418. According to the Center for Public Health, 109 new infections were confirmed over the past 24 hours, of which 9 were fatal. Already managed to recover 5 people.

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