Iran to export COVID-19 test kits to Germany, Turkey: official


A man wearing face mask enters a subway station in Tehran, Iran, April 3, 2020. (Photo: Xinhua/Ahmad Halabisaz)

TEHRAN, May 4 (Xinhua) -- Iran will export indigenous diagnostic test kits to Germany and Turkey for identification of patients with novel coronavirus symptoms, Iranian vice president for science and technology said on Monday.

The test kits will be used for identifying antibodies in serum, Sourena Sattari was quoted as saying by official IRNA news agency.

The test kits have been developed by the Iranian science-based companies, he said, adding that Iran's health ministry has issued license for their exports.

As of Sunday, Iran has registered 97,424 confirmed novel coronavirus cases, of whom 6,203 people have died.