Vietnam has exported 20,000 Covid-19 test kits to eight countries so far.
The real-time RT-PCR bio-kits jointly made by the Military Medical Academy and Viet A Technology Joint Stock Company have been licensed by the Ministry of Health for mass production.
According to Phan Quoc Viet, general director of Viet A Technology Joint Stock Company, the countries include Laos, Cambodia, Indonesia, Ukraine, Poland, Hungary and Austria.
Viet added that Vietnam is negotiating with around 20 other nations for the export of this product.
Each kit consists of 50 tests with each test being used for one person while the duration should last for a total of two hours. Each test using the real-time RT-PCR bio-kits costs VND400,000-600,000 (USD17.39-USD26.08).
A Vietnamese firm has also ordered the test kits for the sole distribution in the international market with roughly one million test kits per month.
Viet noted that his company could ensure the supply of three million test kits monthly.
The real-time RT-PCR bio-kits have been presented with the CE marking and Certificate of Free Sale (CFS), allowing the test kits to be sold in the European Economic Area, including the UK.
The producers are completing procedures to apply for the certificate of the US’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA) certificate. This standard is hoped to be granted in the next two weeks.