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US News Coronavirus: WHO promises 120 million tests at 5 dollars for poor countries

21:15  28 september  2020
21:15  28 september  2020 Source:   ouest-france.fr

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HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS-WHO-TESTS: Coronavirus: WHO promises 120 million tests at 5 dollars for poor countries

CORONAVIRUS: L'OMS PROMET 120 MILLIONS DE TESTS À 5 DOLLARS POUR LES PAYS PAUVRES © Reuters / ERIC GAILLARD CORONAVIRUS: WHO PROMISES 120 MILLION TESTS AT 5 DOLLARS FOR POOR COUNTRIES

GENEVA / LONDON (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) announced Monday the provision of poor countries of 120 million rapid tests for the coronavirus at a maximum unit price of $ 5.

Manufacturers Abbott and SD Biosensor have reached an agreement with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to "make available over a six-month period 120 million of these new tests that are easy to transport and use," the director told Geneva. WHO General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

"They will allow screening to be extended, in particular in areas that are difficult to access and do not have laboratories or healthcare personnel sufficiently trained to perform tests," he explained at a conference. hurry.

(Kate Kelland, French version Jean-Stéphane Brosse)

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