Bawumia lauds KNUST and partners for developing COVID-19 RDT

Bawumia lauds KNUST and partners for developing COVID-19 RDT

- Bawumia has lauded the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and their partners for their breakthrough development in the COVID-19 fight

- KNUST and Incas Diagnostics developed a Rapid Diagnostic Test (RDT) for COVID-19

- He added that he was "so proud of our Ghanaian scientists for this breakthrough"

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Vice President Dr Mahamadu Bawumia has lauded the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and their partners for a breakthrough amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The KNUST and Incas Diagnostics have developed a Rapid Diagnostic Test (RDT) kit for COVID-19.

In a Facebook post sighted by YEN.com.gh, the vice president was full of praise for them over the development.

According to Dr Bawumia, the KNUST RDT is able to detect asymptomatic cases and takes up to 15-20 minutes to produce results.

Bawumia indicated that he was "so proud of our Ghanaian scientists for this breakthrough."

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Ghanaians sided with the vice president as they took to social media to congratulate the team for a good initiative and invention.

Sam held the view that the team should be resourced.

Winifred said all the scientists need was support.

Michael said research and development was the way forward.

Nino believed science and others are gaining grounds in Ghana

Elizabeth congratulated the team.

READ ALSO: Coronavirus: KNUST, Incas Diagnostics develop Rapid Diagnostic Test kits

YEN.com.gh earlier reported that the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and a Kumasi-based diagnostic company, Incas Diagnostics, have invented a Rapid Diagnostic Test (RDT) to aid in the fight against the coronavirus.

In a statement released by the KNUST Public Relations Officer, Daniel Norris, the Rapid COVID-19 Diagnostic test will serve as a complimentary product to the current Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) testing for COVID-19.

According to him, the new product is in line with two of Ghana’s objectives as the country grapples with the novel coronavirus; to contain the spread of the virus, inspire the expansion of domestic capability and deepen self-reliance.

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