9/28/2020, 9:53 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Trump: 150 million rapid virus tests to be distributed

United States President Donald Trump announced on Monday the government would distribute 150 million Abbott Laboratories-produced rapid tests on COVID-19 in the "coming weeks," which will be "more than double the number of tests already performed."

The president said the tests would be split between "most vulnerable communities," nursing homes, assisted living facilities, hospice care agencies, "historically black and tribal nation colleges," and states to support the opening of schools.

Trump noted this move stresses the administration's "efforts to [...] protect high-risk communities." He added the individuals tested would know the results in no more than 15 minutes.

Breaking the News / JR