05 May 2020 – Purchased blood tests to detect COVID-19

Intervention Categories: Surveillance and response measures; Detecting and isolating cases; Research and development
Level of Jurisdiction: National

Overview: The Dutch government has purchased one million blood tests that can show whether a person has been infected with COVID-19.

The aim is to conduct random tests of the Dutch population to gain insight into the spread of COVID-19 in the Netherlands, and the extent to which antibodies are being developed by people who have had the virus.

The tests will be carried out by blood donation organization Sanquin.
Full details here: https://www.rijksoverheid.nl/onderwerpen/coronavirus-covid-19/nieuws/2020/05/05/1-miljoen-testen-op-corona-antistoffen-in-bloed