Guyana partners with US medical school to test for COVID-19 variants

Guyana partners with US medical school to test for COVID-19 variants

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Guyana is expected to increase its testing for variants of the novel coronavirus through a new partnership with the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York, USA.

This announcement was made during yesterday’s COVID-19 update where the Minister of Health, Dr Frank Anthony disclosed that the ministry has been looking at developing partnerships to be able to do more gene sequencing and in turn, testing for the different mutations of COVID-19.

“We have started by working with CARPHA [Caribbean Public Health Agency]. We had sent ten samples to CARPHA and we are going to continue to explore that avenue of sending the ten samples per month to CARPHA, but we have also been fortunate to work along with the Mount Sinai group and in particular the Icahn School of Medicine.” Anthony said.

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