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Coronavirus: Mumbai to give HCQ to health workers treating patients

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The Maharashtra government has said that the health workers involved in the treatment of coronavirus patients will be given hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) tablets as a preventive medication. In a major development, scientists have developed a low-cost swab test that can diagnose COVID-19 infection in about 45 minutes, an advance that may help public health officials scrambling to cope with testing backlogs.