Moscow’s daily coronavirus tests reach 40,000

# 14:38
2 May 2020

The number of coronavirus tests conducted in Moscow every day has doubled to 40,000, the city’s Mayor Sergei Sobyanin wrote on his blog on Saturday, APA reports quoting TASS.

"Rospotrebnadzor [Russia’s consumer watchdog] has expanded the capacity of federal laboratories, making it possible to increase the number of lab tests five-fold compared to the previous month. We have doubled the number of daily polymerase chain reaction tests since April 30, reaching the 40,000 level," he said.

Sobyanin pointed out that the Moscow authorities were using the capacity of all medical facilities to combat the infection. He also emphasized the need to engage all parts of the health care system.