Corona test can now be done at home: ICMR approves kit for rapid antigen test, report will be available through mobile app.
The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Wednesday took a major decision on corona testing. The ICMR has approved a rapid antigen test kit for corona testing at home.
With this kit called Covyself, people will be able to check for infection by taking a sample through the nose. A new advisory has also been issued for its use.
The app will have to be downloaded to the mobile. According to a statement issued by ICMR, home testing is only for symptomatic patients or those who have been in direct contact with a confirmed case in the lab. The home testing kit will be done manually as stated by the company that made it. For this, you have to download the app from Google Play Store and Apple Store. Positive and negative reports will be available through the mobile app.