Australians can test themselves at home for Covid-19 in two weeks

Australians can smear themselves at home for Covid-19 after scientists finally approve three tests


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Australia’s drug regulator has finally approved three Covid-19 rapid antigen tests for use at home from November 1.

Two of the tests are oral fluid tests that involve spitting into a plastic tube and testing the saliva and the other is a nasal swab.

Each only takes 15 minutes to give a result.

The tests have been used extensively for over a year in countries around the world, including the US and UK.

Health Secretary Greg Hunt announced a plan last month to approve home testing.

“This is an important additional protection for Australians, home testing to support Australians and the national plan,” he said.

Australia's drug regulator has finally approved three Covid-19 home tests for use from Nov. 1.  Pictured: Part of Rapid Antigen Test Kit

Australia’s drug regulator has finally approved three Covid-19 home tests for use from Nov. 1. Pictured: Part of Rapid Antigen Test Kit

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