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COVID-19: Testing lab in Wenlock ready


Team Udayavani, Apr 1, 2020, 2:36 PM IST

Mangaluru: A laboratory for testing suspected COVID-19 samples has been set up in the Wenlock district hospital here.

Experimental trials in the laboratory will begin from April 1.

Presently, suspected COVID-19 samples for testing are sent to Bengaluru.

Earlier, State health minister B Sriramulu has stated that a virus testing laboratory will be set up in all the districts of the State.

A staff of five will be handling the laboratory, they include scientists from NITK, Surathkal; College of Fisheries, Mangaluru and University of Mangalore.

The laboratory was built at a cost of Rs 60 lakhs.

District deputy commissioner Sindhu B Rupesh stated that the laboratory will be operational soon after receiving permission from Indian Council of Medical Research.

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