Coronavirus ‘rapid test kits’ to be made in Senegal – BBC News

Rapid test kits that scientists say will diagnose coronavirus within 10 minutes are being developed in a laboratory in Senegal’s capital, Dakar.

The project at the custom-built DiaTropix facility is a collaboration between British biotech firm Mologic and Senegal’s renowned Institut Pasteur de Dakar.

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Senegal, officially the Republic of Senegal, is a country in West Africa. Senegal is bordered by Mauritania in the north, Mali to the east, Guinea to the southeast, and Guinea-Bissau to the southwest.

Like other post-colonial African states, the country includes a wide mix of ethnic and linguistic communities, with the largest being the Wolof, Fula, and Serer people, and the Wolof and French languages acting as lingua francas.

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