Itaú and Fiocruz Set Up Centers to Run 25,000 Coronavirus Tests

The centers' processing capacity could double the current availability of Covid-19 testing in Brazil, says Itaú.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A project of Itaú Unibanco bank has partnered with the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) to set up two test processing centers for the novel coronavirus. The "Todos pela Saúde" (All for Health) program, a R$1 billion (US$198 million) project was launched in April by Itaú for actions to fight the coronavirus and led by Dr. Paulo Chapchap, director-general of the Sírio Libanês hospital.

The facilities are located in the cities of Rio de Janeiro and Eusébio, Ceará (24 kilometers from the capital Fortaleza).

Its daily processing capacity is of . . .

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