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An Australian firm producing home COVID-19 tests for the US market has called on the federal government to reconsider its ban

The founder of an Australian firm which produces at-home COVID-19 testing kits says the federal government appears “unwilling” to consider testing alternatives. Ellume founder Sean Parsons told “Sunrise” the kits, which have been approved for use in the U.S., could be helpful during lockdowns to reduce long queues for traditional […]
An Australian firm producing home COVID-19 tests for the US market has called on the federal government to reconsider its ban
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The UK’s largest pharmacy chain Boots is now selling private COVID-19 tests for $155, but warns they’re unsuitable ‘for anyone who thinks they may have COVID-19’

Walgreens-owned UK pharmacy chain Boots is now selling private in-store COVID-19 tests for £120 ($US157) each. But Boots warned the test isn’t suitable for people who think they may have the virus – this is to keep symptomatic people out of stores. The tests are available in 10 high-street Boots […]
The UK’s largest pharmacy chain Boots is now selling private COVID-19 tests for $155, but warns they’re unsuitable ‘for anyone who thinks they may have COVID-19’
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Abbott soars 10% after its 15-minute COVID-19 test wins FDA approval

Abbott surged 10% on Thursday after the FDA granted emergency authorization for its 15-minute COVID-19 test. Aside from the quick testing results, the new test is also significant because it will cost only $US5. The test, BinaxNOW, can be used at “massive scale” and does not require lab equipment to […]
Abbott soars 10% after its 15-minute COVID-19 test wins FDA approval