Health Canada approves rapid coronavirus test after feds put 7.9M on order

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Posted September 30, 2020 1:45 pm

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Health Canada has approved a rapid novel coronavirus test that can detect the respiratory illness in as little as five minutes.

The news comes one day after the federal government announced it had signed a deal securing up to 7.9 million Abbot ID Now COVID-19 rapid tests once they were approved by Canadian health officials.

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