News Now: Ghana Makes Giant Stride In Verifying COVID-19 PCR Test

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Ghana has become the first country in the economic community of West African states to deploy a system for digital verification of covid-19 pcr test results.

The system, which is based on the African union trusted travel and ECOWAS biomars standard, is being implemented by the ministry of health through the Ghana health service.

This is expected to provide an ease of verification prior to travel and upon arriving in the country, and also help stop the circulation of fake test results which could damage the country’s effort against the spread of covid-19 through imported cases.

A statement issued by the minister of health, Kwaku Agyeman-manu, revealed that the technology platform is powered jointly by the Ghana health service and the panabios consortium.

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