UK Govt Buys 3.5M 15-Minute COVID-19 Antibody Home Tests From Mystery Manufacturer
The UK government has ordered 3.5 million home test kits to identify people who have antibodies to the SARS-CoV-2 virus. However, it has not said who will supply the test kits.
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