New Delhi, March 27 -- The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has added three more labs to evaluate commercial kits to test for coronavirus disease (Covid-19), taking the total number of such facilities clearing the devices to four, including the National Institute of Virology (NIV) in Pune.

On Thursday, ICMR also cleared six more private labs to test for the disease, taking the total number of such facilities to 35.

Apart from the apex virology laboratory, ICMR has identified three more of its laboratories from national institutes to conduct evaluation of commercial testing kits for use in Covid-19 testing across India.

"Testing of kits is being fast-tracked by ICMR as ICMR-certified testing kits can also be used for testing," sa...