The city, which has over half of Russia’s confirmed cases, will offer the tests at 30 clinics and have the capacity to perform 200,000 tests a day by the end of the month.
Antibody tests can show who has already had the virus and may have a degree of immunity, meaning those people can potentially resume social contact with others.
As the program is rolled out, every few days a random selection of 70,000 Moscow residents will receive email or text invites to get tested for COVID-19 antibodies.
Testing will be carried out using the enzyme immunoassay method that detects IgM antibodies, a marker of coronavirus infection, and immunoglobulin G, a marker of immunity to the infection.
Weekly data will be published online and will be used to make "executive decisions" as to whether to ease or tighten restrictions in a city which has been under quarantine restrictions for two months.
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