Russia's RDIF fund says it will have coronavirus test kits for public use within a monthReuters | Moscow | Updated: 27-03-2020 11:35 IST | Created: 27-03-2020 11:35 IST
The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and its partners have produced 500,000 coronavirus test kits so far, but are planning to soon ramp up production to 2.5 million kits a week, Kirill Dmitriev, RDIF's head, told Reuters in a phone interview. RDIF last week announced an investment into a Russian company called Medpromresurs, which was established to focus on a new Russian-Japanese coronavirus testing system.
Dmitriev said that demand for tests was for now mainly from big Russian companies who want to protect towns where their big plants are located, so-called single-industry or monotowns. Test kits for fast and mass public use would be ready within a month, Dmitriev said.
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