Indonesia’s COVID-19 testing capability sees ‘tremendous’ increase

Indonesia's COVID-19 testing capability sees 'tremendous' increase

Jakarta, (UNA-OIC) – Indonesia’s COVID-19 testing capacity has expanded steeply compared to the beginning of the pandemic, according to the head of the COVID-19 Handling Task Force, Doni Monardo.

The standard for COVID-19 examinations set by the World Health Organization (WHO) for a country with a population of 267 million, such as Indonesia, is 267 thousand people per week.

Currently, Indonesia has upped its testing capacity with laboratories, on average, examining samples obtained from around 33 thousand people a day, or 231 thousand people per week.

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