The health products regulator has approved rapid antibody tests for COVID-19.
Chairperson of the COVID-19 ministerial advisory committee, Professor Salim Abdool Karim says the tests will be available to the public soon.
“Some of them are laboratory-based tests and others are clinic-based tests. We do not have any home-testing that we are looking at – it is only facility-based,” said Karim.
Several doctors have described the tests as a possible “missing weapon” in the fight against the virus.
The number of COVID-19 cases in South Africa has risen to 250,687. According to the Department of Health, 2,057,232 tests have been conducted.
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