Infectious Diseases

Updated 28 April 2020

WATCH | Covid-19: Four differences between PCR and antibody tests

By the end of April, South Africa has to test twelve times more people per day than it currently does. That’s why we’re looking at introducing rapid antibody tests.

Science made simple: The way we test for Covid-19 matters and it makes all the difference in understanding how countries across the globe are responding to the pandemic. Find out what you need to know in just minutes.

*This video was produced by the Bhekisisa Centre for Health Journalism. Sign up for the newsletter.

Image credit: Aisha Abdool Karim, Bhekisisa