Continued assistance from National Veterinary Institute in analysis of COVID-19 tests for health care

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On September 24 the Government decided to extend the possibility for the National Veterinary Institute to carry out diagnostics of COVID-19 in humans. The decision means an extension of one more year, until 31 December 2021.

In April, the Government decided to amend the Ordinance containing instructions to the National Veterinary Institute (2009:1394) to enable the Institute to analyse COVID-19 tests for human health care until the end of the year. The National Veterinary Institute carries out a considerable proportion of the analyses conducted, and its assistance will still be needed next year. In light of this need, the Government decided today to extend the National Veterinary Institute’s possibility to conduct this type of diagnostics by one more year.

“The National Veterinary Institute has made a fantastic contribution so far, but it’s not over. This is why it’s important that the Institute can continue to contribute,” says Minister for Rural Affairs Jennie Nilsson.

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