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India opts for own COVID-19 tests kits, rejecting those from China

Country to double daily testing capabilities to 100,000 by May end

A doctor takes a nasal swab to test a girl for the coronavirus in Ahmedabad, India, on April 30. The government authorized several domestic companies to make test kits after finding problems with Chinese products.    © Reuters

NEW DELHI -- India is looking to double its coronavirus testing capacity to 100,000 per day by the end of May by increasing local production of test kits. The government recently announced it would no longer use Chinese-made kits, citing reliability problems.

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