The U.S. health regulator granted emergency use authorization for Abbott Laboratories’ molecular test to detect and distinguish the coronavirus and two types of flu viruses with a single test.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized emergency use of the first over-the-counter Covid-19 antigen test, which can be used at home.

Swiss drugmaker Roche plans to boost rapid Covid-19 antigen test production to hundreds of millions monthly – including possible saliva tests – Chief Executive Severin Schwan said, acknowledging the fierceness of the pandemic’s second wave took him by surprise.