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120 million Covid19 rapid tests to be made available to poorer countries: WHO

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The World Health Organisation has said that it will provide nearly 120 million rapid tests for Covid-19 to poorer countries at $5 each -- if it can find the money. According to WHO, the scheme worth $600 million will help low- and middle-income countries in reducing the dramatic gap in testing. "We have an agreement, we have seed funding and now we need the full amount of funds to buy these tests," WHO chief Tedros Ghebreyesus said.