September 28 2020 1:28pm

Coronavirus: WHO to distribute 120 million rapid COVID-19 tests to low and middle-income countries

Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization, announced on Monday that the organization will be distributing 120 million antigen-based rapid COVID-19 diagnostic tests to low and middle-income countries after being approved for emergency use last week. The tests provide reliable diagnostic results in 15-30 minutes and are easier to use than Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests.

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