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Ukraine's Chief Medical Officer Viktor Liashko has said the first testing campaigns to detect coronavirus antibodies will be launched in Odesa and Sumy regions.

"We have already got ELISA [enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay] tests and we are starting to render testing services. So, we'll see a real picture. No one is going to hide the true picture of the incidence," Liashko told a Svoboda Slova [Freedom of Speech] panel show on Ukraine's ICTV channel on April 27, as reported by the Ukrainian news outlet Hromadske.

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According to Liashko, such tests will allow looking retrospectively for the presence of antibodies in blood and to find out epidemiologically whether COVID-19 cases have been missed.

Earlier, immunologist Fedir Lapiy said mass testing of Ukrainian citizens for coronavirus antibodies could help lift the quarantine sooner.