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Germany has supply deals with Abbot, Roche and Healthineers for antigen tests

COVID-19 test at the Hochfelln service station

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s health ministry has signed contracts with Abbot Laboratories, Roche and Siemens Healthineers to supply fast tests to detect coronavirus.

A spokesman for the health ministry confirmed on Thursday in an email that the ministry has signed letters of intent with the three companies to supply the so-called rapid antigen tests.

Germany said last week it has secured 9 million antigen tests per month that can deliver a result in minutes and aims to increase that number.

(Reporting by Caroline Copley; Editing by Riham Alkousaa)

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