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A major development in the global fight against the coronavirus is breaking overnight.  The US Food and Drug Administration granted Abbott Laboratories Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) to a COVID-19 test which, USAfrica  learned, delivers positive results in five minutes and negative results in 13 minutes. 

 It runs on Abbott’s ID NOW platform, the most popular point-of-care test in the US., is also used to test other viruses including Influenza A&B, Strep A and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).

Abbott has promised to escalate its production to 50,000 units per day beginning first week of April 2020.  

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