07 April 2020 – Slovak scientists develop a diagnostic PCR test to boost Slovakia’s ability to conduct tests

Type of Intervention: New Tool / Service / Body, Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Private Sector and Businesses, Research and Development
Intervention Categories: Research and development
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Member of the Permanent Crisis Management Team Robert Mistrik

Overview: Slovak Scientists Develop PCR COVID-19 Test, Number of Tested People to Grow
Full details here: https://newsnow.tasr.sk/featured/slovak-scientists-develop-pcr-covid-19-test-number-of-tested-people-to-grow/

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Type of Justification: Advice of EXTERNAL expert advisor or advisory committee, Advice of EXTERNAL group of non-academics (e.g. business or community leaders)
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – academic, National – other
Evidence/Justification: Experts explained that the test has been specifically developed for identifying Slovak SARS-CoV-2 strains, which allows for reliable diagnostics in the early stages of COVID-19.