Turkish scientists have developed a testing kit for coronavirus, a major step aimed at reducing the country’s reliance on imports.

“Today, we will add a new product to our export basket and reduce our imports. We will share with you testing kits for COVID-19,” Professor Fatih Savasan told reporters in Turkey’s northwestern province of Sakarya.

The kits were developed by scientists at Sakarya University where Savasan is rector.

Noting the profound contribution scientific advancement has had on the betterment of society, he said the testing kits came “right when we needed them”.

The professor stressed the key to

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