French-run institute in Cambodia vows to help fight COVID-19

The French-run Institut Pasteur in Cambodia (IPC) said it is fully committed to working together with Cambodia’s Ministry of Health (MoH) to combat COVID-19 in the country, according to a statement on Wednesday.

The Phnom Penh-based institute is designated as the first-line laboratory for the diagnosis of COVID-19 by the Cambodian MoH, the institute said in a statement.

Utilizing its BLS-3-level biosafety and biosecurity capacity in conjunction with multiple diagnostic tests, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) interim guidance, IPC has implemented, validated, and ensured diagnostic capacity to identify and respond to COVID-19 in Cambodia, the statement said.

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