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Coronavirus: Singapore says rapid antigen tests effective in detecting Omicron; new variant cases rise in Australia

Rapid antigen tests are effective in detecting Omicron infections and so will remain part of Singapore’s arsenal for dealing with the new variant and pandemic, the city state’s health ministry said.Singapore has been closely monitoring studies on the sensitivity of rapid antigen, or ART, tests to Omicron, the new coronavirus strain first identified in southern Africa that is now being detected in other countries around the world.The analysis so far has indicated that, in addition to PCR tests,…

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