COVID-19: Thane mayor asks TMC to procure rapid testing kits

Thane, Apr 8 () In light of the increase in thenumber of COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra's Thane city, mayorNaresh Mhaske directed the civic authorities to procure rapidtesting kits.

In an official letter circulated to the media, themayor cited that there was a steady rise in the number ofsuspected coronavirus patients in the city.

Mhaske asked Thane municipal commissioner VijaySinghal to procure rapid testing kits to speed up the processof identifying positive cases.

He also pointed out that some companies in Thane andneighbouring Mumbai were manufacturing kits approved by theIndian Council of Medical Research and additional equipmentcan be procured from them.Advertisement

As many as 21 positive cases of coronavirus have beenreported in Thane so far. CORARU ARU