Coronavirus live updates: Abbott Labs’ $5 rapid test gets approval; 5 states paying $300 unemployment boost
The governors of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and California said they will not follow controversial new coronavirus testing guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, even as the agency defended its new stance. The guidance says people without symptoms who have been exposed to someone who tested positive for Covid-19 might not need to be screened for the virus, a reversal from the agency’s previous guidance. The Food and Drug Administration has authorized a new Covid-19 test from Abbott Labs that the company says costs just about $5 and produces results in 15 minutes, and the Trump administration has already signed on to purchase 150 million of the tests.
Here are some of today’s biggest developments:
WHO says school settings are not a ‘main contributor’ to the spread of Covid-19The following data was compiled by Johns Hopkins University:
Global cases: More than 24.27 …continued .
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