August 27, 2020

Trump to announce deal to buy 150 mn rapid COVID tests

Washington (AFP) – US President Donald Trump will announce on Thursday a deal for 150 million rapid COVID-19 tests as he eyes a return to normal life ahead of November’s elections, White House officials told AFP.The purchase from Abbott Laboratories is part of a $750 million deal with the company, a senior administration official said.It comes a day after the Food and Drug Administration granted emergency approval for a rapid test made by the Illinois-based firm that is billed as costing $5 and giving results in 15 minutes.”This is a major development that will help our country to remain open,…


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