French Secretary of State for European Affairs Clement Beaune, right. Photo: AFP French Secretary of State for European Affairs Clement Beaune, right. Photo: AFP
French Secretary of State for European Affairs Clement Beaune, right. Photo: AFP

Coronavirus: European Union moves to bloc-wide recognition of antigen tests

  • Antigen testing can be done from saliva with a result given within 30 minutes, while PCR tests involve a nasal swab and lab analysis
  • Large-scale antigen tests could be used to screen travellers coming back from countries outside the European Union

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
French Secretary of State for European Affairs Clement Beaune, right. Photo: AFP French Secretary of State for European Affairs Clement Beaune, right. Photo: AFP
French Secretary of State for European Affairs Clement Beaune, right. Photo: AFP
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