Switzerland funds the installation of a COVID RT-PCR-Testing Facility at BIA with 39,000 test kits

The Government of Switzerland has funded the installation of new semi automatic Roche Diagnostics RT PCR testing machines at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) along with 39,000 test kits, stated a release issued by the Embassy of Switzerland to Sri Lanka and Maldives.

The newly installed PCR machines are the first of its kind to be used in Sri Lanka and will allow 1,300 PCR tests per day with a turnaround time of approximately 3 hours.

This was an effort by Switzerland to support the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.