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COVID-19: Iran launches online coronavirus test

The test aims for self assessment of COVID-19 symptoms before going to a medical centre.


In a rare move amidst the coronavirus pandemic, Iran has launched an online coronavirus test for non-Iranian nationals who want to be sure whether they have contracted the virus or not, Iran Front Page reported.

The English version of the test has been launched across the world. The aim of the online test is to ensure that whether a suspect needs to go to the medical center for a COVID-19 lab test or not.

According to the Medical Council Of Islamic Republic of Iran, the algorithm of online testing is based on COVID-19 symptoms and international research studies.

The online test has proved to be a powerful means and has so far been taken by over seven million people with the COVID-19 symptoms or those who are concerned about getting it.

Meanwhile, the death toll in Iran from the coronavirus rose to 2,378 on Friday, a jump of 144. Iran is one of the worst hit countries in the world.

the authorAfshan Zahra

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