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Health Canada approves rapid COVID-19 test

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A rapid COVID-19 test that can detect the illness in as little as five minutes is on the way.

Health Canada has approved the test which uses a nasal swab.

It comes a day after Ottawa announced plans to purchase 7.9 million tests and 3,800 test analyzing devices from Abbott Rapid Diagnostics.

The federal government has not given a timeline as to when the test will be available.

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