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Chinese scientists confident new Covid-19 test can offer cheap, fast and effective alternative

Chinese scientists say they have designed a new Covid-19 test which is more reliable than antigen tests but is cheaper, faster and more convenient than nucleic tests. Since the emergence of the highly infectious and fast spreading Omicron variant, the demand for a rapid and accurate Covid-19 test has become an essential strategy to contain the pandemic. Antigen tests, which have an accuracy rate of about 81 per cent, are commonly used for home testing. However, they are only sensitive to…

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