Eureka Medical Laboratory’s claims that it can test for the new strain of the Coronavirus is being called into question by Health authorities. According to reports, EML lacks the ability to test for COVID-19 new strain.
According to Health Minister, Dr. Frank Anthony, the Ministry of Health has asked for the Lab to provide evidence of the claims but none has been provided to the relevant authorities.
The Ministry of Health said that it is aware that the Lab lacks the capabilities to do genetic sequencing for the virus. The new strain is being tested using this means by specialist around the world. The Health Ministry noted that samples have to be sent overseas to detect the new strain. In an interview in another section of the media EML said that it has the capabilities to detect the new strain.