Made-in-Vietnam COVID-19 test kits meet EU standards

Tuesday, 2020-04-21 16:53:02
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NDO – The UK Department of Health and Social Care has granted the CE mark, which indicates standards for products sold within the EU have been met, and the Certificate of Free Sale (CFS) for the made-in-Vietnam COVID-19 test kit product.

The test kits were developed by the Military Medical University and Viet A Corporation.

Although the UK officially left the EU on January 31, 2020, EU pharmaceutical law will remain applicable in the UK until December 31, 2020 to make the necessary changes to ensure that their authorised medicines comply with EU law and can remain on the EU market.

The made-in-Vietnam test kits are now legally sold freely without restriction in all member states of the European economic area, including the UK.

As of March this year, more than 20 countries have placed orders for the COVID-19 test kits. In the coming time, the product will be exported to Iran, Finland, Malaysia and Ukraine.

Hanoi municipal authorities have ordered 200,000 kits for their own use and to present to hospitals in Italy.

Vietnam is able to make around 10,000 test kits per day at a cost of about VND400,000-500,000 for a single test.

The kit includes 50 tests, with each one being used once for one person, delivering results in two hours with a high accuracy and sensitivity similar to those produced by the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organisation.