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Russia supplies pilot batches of coronavirus tests to Austria, Egypt

Work is ongoing with Bulgaria, Serbia and Pakistan, according to the industry minister

MOSCOW, July 8. /TASS/. Russia has supplied pilot batches of test systems to detect the coronavirus to Austria and Egypt, Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov said on Wednesday. He was speaking at a government hour at the Federation Council, upper house of parliament.

"Pilot batches of test systems have been delivered to Austria and Egypt, work is ongoing with Bulgaria, Serbia and Pakistan," he said.

According to him, Russia also has agreements on the supply of protective suits to Turkmenistan, antiseptics and disinfectants to the Gulf countries.

On March 11, 2020, the WHO declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic. According to the latest statistics, over 11,965,900 people have been infected worldwide and more than 547,000 deaths have been reported. In addition, so far, over 6,913,000 individuals have recovered from the illness across the globe.

To date, 700,792 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Russia, with 472,511 patients having recovered from the disease. Russia’s latest data indicates 10,667 fatalities nationwide. Earlier, the Russian government set up an Internet hotline to keep the public updated on the coronavirus situation.