U.S. to distribute 150 million rapid COVID-19 tests: Trump

On August 27, the Trump administration had awarded a contract for USD 760 million to Abbott for the delivery of 150 million of these Abbott BinaxNOW rapid tests. U.S. President Donald Trump has announced plans to distribute a whopping 150 million 15-minute rapid COVID-19 tests in the coming weeks, a …

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Markets plunge on global cues as virus stokes lockdown fears

With the reality of the floundering economy triumphing over the hope of a quick recovery to pre-crisis levels, analysts are predicting a period of high volatility in stock prices. The benchmark indexes fell more than 2%, dragged down by banking and metal stocks. The BSE Sensex fell 811.68 points, or …

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