“Solomon Islands now has the capability to test for Covid-19 in the country.
“This was announced by the Prime <inister Manasseh Sogavare on Friday.
Mr Sogavare said the new capability was made possible through the donation of medical equipment from China that arrived last Wednesday.
"We received and welcomed the arrival of a QPRC machine, testing kits and laboratory equipment that were donated by the people's republic of China."
"The arrival of the QPRC machine means that we will no longer have to send our test samples overseas."
“Manasseh Sogavare however, did not specify when the first in-country tests would begin.’
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