Cambodia to get IAEA tools for Covid-19 rapid testing

Cambodia is among the first batch of 42 countries across the world that will receive from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), equipment that uses nuclear-derived techniques for rapidly detecting Covid-19.

The emergency assistance package is part of the Austria-based IAEA’s response to requests for support from around 90 member states in controlling the increase of Covid-19 infections worldwide.

This first batch of supplies, worth around €4 million ($4.4 million), will help countries use the technique known as real-time reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction or real-time RT-PCR – described as “the most sensitive technique for detecting viruses currently available”.

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