Mass testing key to fighting COVID-19, India nowhere in game: Rahul

Rahul Gandhi said with only 149 tests per million population, India is currently facing short supply of testing kits

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday (April 1) said mass testing for coronavirus infection is key to fighting its spread but that the country is currently “nowhere in the game”.

Stating that the country has quite a low level of testing for coronavirus infection, he said with only 149 tests per million population, India is currently in the company of countries like Laos, Niger, and Honduras.

“India delayed the purchase of testing kits & is now critically short of them,” he said on Twitter.

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“With just 149 tests per million Indians, we are now in the company of Laos (157), Niger (182) & Honduras (162). Mass testing is the key to fighting the virus. At present we are nowhere in the game,” he added in his tweet.

India has confirmed at least 10,363 cases as on April 14, with the death toll at 339.

(With inputs from agencies)

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