Companies in China and Argentina say they have developed new COVID-19 tests that can detect the virus in an hour or less.
According to Shanghai Daily, the National Medical Products Administration in China, approved a rapid testing kit that will give results in 29 minutes.
The kit was developed by a research team from Xiamen University and it can be used for "clinical cases, suspected cases and the screening of high-risk groups."
Argentina's portable kit has a test strip similar to a pregnancy test and detects the presence of coronavirus through saliva.
The firm previously developed tests for dengue and it believes this kit could reach the market and cost no more than about two dollars.
As the coronavirus spreads worldwide, countries are trying to contain the outbreak.
Will these tests become the new normal?
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