Donald Trump at the daily briefing in the White House said that the United States intends to soon widely apply tests that can determine the presence of a novel coronavirus in just a few minutes.
“In the following days, we will go even further… It’s about a five-minute test, which is very accurate, ” Trump said.
This test was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The representative of the organization stressed the availability of the new diagnostic method. The test result is known for five to 15 minutes.
“Just like with flu or streptococcus test, you go to the doctor, do a test and can get the result in a few minutes,” he explained.
According to him, such tests are planned to be provided to centers across the country in the near future. After such rapid testing, “the necessary treatment will be prescribed”.
The representative of the FDA noted that usually, the development of such tests takes from 9 to 12 months, but in this case, the US was able to achieve this result in a few weeks. Such results were achieved, in particular, thanks to the close cooperation of private companies and government agencies, said the representative of the FDA.
As of March 30, 152631 cases of infection with the novel coronavirus were registered in the United States, as well as 2817 deaths. 5211 people were completely cured.