EU sets aside 100 million euros for rapid virus tests

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28 okt. 2020, 12.54

Brussels has set aside 100 million euros for quicker tests for coronavirus as Europe faces a second wave of the epidemic, EU chief Ursula von der Leyen said Wednesday.

"Rapid antigen tests are now coming to the market. This can play a significant role, but we will propose an EU approach to approval," the president of the European Commission said.

A day before an emergency videoconference of EU leaders, von der Leyen said the European Commission would push for better coordinated action on tracking and tracing virus cases across the bloc.