Private laboratories in Bulgaria: ‘Liberate the country from COVID-19!’

Five private laboratories in Bulgaria have organised rapid patient tests for COVID-19 and are uploading the results to a dedicated public platform. The idea is to have a more accurate census of people who have encountered the coronavirus and produced antibodies and provide data that would help the exit strategies’ decision-making.

The motto of the campaign is “Liberate the country from COVID-19!”

As Dr. Georgi Todorov from Ruse stated, with 300,000 people tested in Bulgaria (population seven million), the country could replicate the experience of South Korea, where two million people have been tested for a population of 50 million.

Hours after the publication of this video on Tuesday (14 April), the amount of data being introduced on the platform has more than doubled and five more laboratories have joined the initiative.

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