The Ministry of Health announced on Wednesday, the arrival of a medical shipment on a plane from the Dutch capital, Amsterdam, landing at Misrata International Airport.

The shipment contained medical equipment to assist in countering the Coronavirus pandemic and consisted of 13 ‘GeneXper’ devices which are used in performing the ‘Cepheid Xpert Xpress SARS-CoV-2’ test.

This testing system has been newly approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration, as one of the methods of testing for the Coronavirus.

This test reveals the presence of the virus within a time span of between 45 minutes to a couple of hours at the latest, and according to the Ministry, the shipment also included 3500 rapid tests, to detect COVID-19.