Health Canada green lights first rapid COVID-19 test

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Health Canada has given the green light to a rapid test for COVID-19.

The department posted news of the approval of the Abbott Diagnostics ID Now test this afternoon, a day after the government said it had a deal to buy nearly eight million of the tests from the company.

What this means is that if they use this test, Canadians would have their results in minutes, rather than days.

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