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.
In other news – Are Cindy Mahlangu and Bafana Bafana midfielder Bongani Zungu Dating?
Bafana Bafana star and midfielder Bongani Zungu is always making the headlines when it comes to his love life. Read more