Trump administration to distribute 150 mn rapid coronavirus tests

Washington (AFP) – US President Donald Trump on Monday announced the distribution of 150 million rapid coronavirus tests ordered from Abbott Laboratories that are able to deliver a result in 15 minutes and display it in a similar format to a home pregnancy kit. “Here’s our plan: 50 million tests will go to protect the most vulnerable communities,” such as nursing homes and assisted living facilities, said Trump.He added that the other 100 million tests would go to states and territories to assist them in opening their economies and schools.Each of the kits cost the federal government $5, and t…

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