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Covid-19: Senegal mass-produces $1 quick testing kits, $60 ventilators

At a time when the world is struggling to control the spread and impact of CoronavirusSenegal is employing it’s technical and medical expertise to implement mass testing in the country.

Senegalese scientists have developed $1 quick diagnostic Covid-19 testing kits and is testing everyone; with or without symptoms. The Covid-19 testing kits work just like a pregnancy test where people drop blood or saliva onto the kit and their Covid-19 test result shows within a short period of time.

With a population of over 16 million people, and only 50 ventilators nationwide, Senegalese engineers have also developed and are 3D printing ventilators for $60 as opposed to the $16,000 ventilators available worldwide.

In an interview by Aljazeera, Dr Amadou Saal revealed that Senegal is gearing towards producing between 2 to 4 million kits that can be used in other countries as well as domestically.

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