Brazil Approves Use of Rapid Coronavirus Testing. What Changes? How Soon?

Brazilian companies are bringing products from countries such as China and Spain to increase the amount of tests available to diagnose the Covid-19.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Test, test, test. That was the recommendation of the Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom, in a speech this month on how countries could best fight the spread of the Covid-19, a disease caused by the novel coronavirus.

Worldwide, tests to detect the presence of the virus in humans are lacking. As not all people with symptoms can be diagnosed, WHO believes that there is underreporting of cases in many countries.

In order to deal with this challenge in Brazil, ANVISA, the Brazilian federal health agency that approves medications and therapies . . .

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