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COVID-19 news round-up: Singapore firm develops 10-min rapid test kit, US death toll crosses 3,000 and other updates

Singapore-based Biolidics has developed a COVID-19 test kit that can detect the virus with over 95% accuracy in just 10 minutes; and Germany is looking to launch a Singapore-style app for contact tracing efforts. 

Meanwhile, US death toll passes 3,000 – including at least 540 on Monday, the deadliest day yet in the country’s mounting crisis. 

Himanshu Verma brings you updates on the pandemic from around the world: 


Himanshu Verma
Himanshu Verma – Founder & CEO

Founder & ceo of Connected to India. Experience and understanding of working in print, electronic, on-mobile and online media. Led branding, marketing and communications teams at ESPN STAR Sports and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Found and divested digital marketing and communications consultancy, Like Minds Consulting to Fifth Ring of UK. Served as their MD for APAC.