There are currently 43 laboratories in both public and private sectors that are involved in running COVID-19 tests, including universities labs such as Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS). We speak to Dr Tan Cheng Siang, Head of Centre for Tropical and Emerging Diseases UNIMAS to find out what goes on behind the labs.
A team of scientists from the University of Oxford’s Engineering Science Department and the Oxford Suzhou Centre for Advanced Research (OSCAR) is developing a rapid test kit for COVID-19. We speak to Lim Boon Chuan, a Malaysian PhD student, who is part of the team for the latest development.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has called on countries to ‘test, test, test’ for COVID-19. We speak to Associate Prof. Dr. Chan Yoke Fun, a virologist from the Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya to explain how COVID-19 diagnostic test kits work.