Some 300,000 coronavirus reagents on their way from China to Lithuania

  • 2020-03-26
  • BNS/TBT Staff

VILNIUS - An aircraft is to deliver over 300,000 reagents for coronavirus diagnosis from China to Lithuania on Thursday evening, Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis said.   

"Over 300,000. This is the quantity of test kits and reagents on the plane that has just taken off from Changsha Huanghua Airport in China and is on its way to Lithuania," Skvernelis posted on Facebook. "It is to land in Vilnius this evening." 

The shipment will allow regular testing of all health staff and "other people on the frontline of the fight against coronavirus" as well as of those who have symptoms and want to know the result, he said. 

Vytautas Zimnickas, the director of the National Public Health Surveillance Laboratory, confirmed the information to BNS. 

"Some 300,000 reagents are coming. We will be able to carry out this amount of tests," he said.