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NEW YORK – The UK's Department of Health and Social Care announced Monday it will roll out two new rapid COVID-19 tests to hospitals, care homes, and laboratories ahead of the winter cold and flu season.

Both tests, from DnaNudge and Oxford Nanopore Technologies, can detect SARS-CoV-2 in 90 minutes, as well as other winter viruses, including influenza and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), DHSC said in a statement. Neither test requires a trained professional to operate, allowing for use in non-clinical settings.

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