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Paraguay’s chief diagnostic officer warns that the country has only “three days” of testing left.

July 9, 2020

Paraguay only has a corona virus test for “three days”. Graciela Russomando, the South American nation’s interinstitutional diagnostic coordinator, warned this Thursday that she was having trouble collecting medical supplies as part of the pandemic.

Russomando told Paraguayan group ABC Television that the situation in the National Animal Health and Quality Service (SENACSA) is “terrorist”.

In particular, it expressed concern about the availability of diagnostic tests for COVID-19. “At SENACSA, we have reagents for two to three days and the central laboratory only has 15 or 20 days. The problem is ugly,” he admitted.

Paraguay’s chief diagnostic officer warns that the country has only “three days” of testing left.Paraguay’s chief diagnostic officer warns that the country has only “three days” of testing left.

The Paraguayan official has indicated that the main problem is that “you cannot run public tenders because it takes time” and the response to the pandemic is “emergency aid, no bureaucratic times”. “I have a level of stress that we will take advantage of,” he admitted.