#ICMR allows state govts to set up sample collection sites for COVID-19 testing

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New Delhi:   Indian Council of Medical Research, ICMR yesterday said it has no objection to State Governments setting up convenient sample collection sites for COVID-19 testing. However, the apex health research body said, its guidelines should be followed and the sample collection should be done using recommended Personal Protective Equipment, PPE.

In an advisory, the ICMR said, it has no objection on adoption of establishing convenient sample collection sites, drive through centres for sample collection etc. by the respective State Governments. These sites should be disinfected regularly as per recommended procedures and all biosafety and biosecurity precautions should be implemented, the advisory added.

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