2:28 [Tass] (E)
The world’s first portable coronavirus test system is slated for production in April, Russian President Vladimir Putin said during his meeting with the Cabinet Tuesday. "The Russian Direct Investment Fund will finance the joint research with our Japanese partners, so that we can begin production of the express tests in April already. Potentially, it would be the world’s first portable [coronavirus] express test," Putin underscored....Earlier, Russian Direct Investment Fund reported that the coronavirus express test technology had been developed jointly by Russian and Japanese companies and scientists. The new system would allow mass swift testing beyond laboratories, providing a highly precise result in just 30 minutes. The Fund noted that these test systems are portable mini-laboratories that look like small suitcases that could be used anywhere.