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WHO, Gates to provide 120M rapid coronavirus tests

The World Health Organization in partnership with the Gates Foundation and others will provide rapid result coronavirus test to low and middle-income countries, the WHO announced on Monday.

"These COVID-19 tests provide reliable results in approximately 15 to 30 minutes, rather than hours or days at a lower price with less sophisticated equipment," WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said. About 120 million of these tests will be distributed to low-income countries, he added, manufactured by the Gates Foundation and two other companies.

"This will enable the expansion of testing, particularly in hard-to-reach areas that don't have lab facilities or enough trained #healthworkers to carry out PCR tests," according to Dr. Tedros.

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