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South Korea has emerged as the top exporter of coronavirus testing kits during the COVID-19 pandemic, with at least 106 countries procuring the essential medical equipment from Seoul.

Following an exponential boost in demand, South Korea’s exports of coronavirus testing kits in the first 20 days of April stood at $131.9 million, Yonhap News Agency reported on Wednesday.

According to data released by Korea Customs Service, exports of test kits during the same period last year amounted to $7.25 million.

The data shows Brazil, the country with most COVID-19 cases in South America, has been the top importer, procuring

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