8.3.3 – Testing & Identification

Introduction: Testing & identification of the infected is the first step towards developing a widespread plan for the prevention & management of COVID-19. It will give us a clearer picture of the viral disease which currently we are seeking data on – such as on transmission and CFR statistics – and we would be able to develop a more targeted response in terms of the contact tracing, quarantine & containment of the virus. Thus, the availability of testing kits and how testing is rolled out are critical issues which are being tackled across nation states at this time. How CoV testing works? COVID 19 Rapid Test Kits for Healthcare Professionals Coronavirus Testing