New Delhi: A representative of Indian Council of Medical Research informed that over 2.9 lakh samples have been tested so far. He said, 176 labs under ICMR network and 78 private sector labs are conducting COVID-19 tests in the country. He also said it is important for people to understand that the rapid antibody tests are not for early diagnosis, but for surveillance and to monitor whether coronavirus hotspots in the country are increasing or decreasing. The ICMR official said five lakh rapid test kits are available in the country.
On the occasion, a government official, while listing out several measures taken by the Central government ministries informed that over 16 lakh free meals have been distributed by the Indian Railways.