WHO to offer 120 million rapid diagnostic test to lower income countries

World Health Organization on Monday said that some 120 million rapid diagnostic tests for coronavirus will be made available to low-and-middle-income countries at a maximum of $5 each, which expected to become cheaper.

WHO Director General Dr Tedros said the manufacturers Abbott and SD Biosensor had agreed with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to “make 120 million of these new, highly portable and easy to use rapid COVID-19 diagnostic tests available over a period of six months.”