China aids Iraq in building PCR laboratory
On march 25,2020, the PCR laboratory for the fight against 2019-nCoV epidemic constructed by the Chinese expert team was unveiled and officially put into use in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, which will significantly improve the ability of virus detection.
The PCR laboratory provided by China took on the nationwide 2019-nCoV testing task, and the assistance staff tested the samples transferred from the central laboratory overnight. On March 25, before the laboratory aided by China was launched, the entire Iraqi laboratory can test only 200-300 samples per day, and the newly assisted laboratory can test 1000 samples per day.
Expert from Chinese medical expert team, Yang honghui, who work in Da An Gene Co., Ltd. of Sun Yat-sen University, work with two other experts to assist in the installation of laboratory equipment, strengthen laboratory protection measures, and improve the sample acceptance process.