A medical professional places test tubes into a rack wearing blue gloves.

Benefits of antibody tests are that they are mobile and easy to conduct; a drop of blood is collected through a finger prick, unlike the complicated rigorous test for coronavirus infection which requires a deep, uncomfortable, painful nasal cavity and throat swab.

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7 African Countries Commit to Coronavirus Antibody Testing in Bid to Re-Open Economy

WHO has identified 7 African countries for coronavirus antibody testing to understand the extent of the Covid-19 outbreak on the continent.