White House says Americans should be able to order free COVID tests later this month

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FILE PHOTO: People wait in long lines for COVID-19 testing in Houston

WASHINGTON – White House spokesperson Jen Psaki said Americans should be able to order free, rapid COVID tests through a federal web site later this month.

The White House is working closely with test manufacturers and expects to have all procurement contracts signed in the next two weeks. The White House has pledged to make 500 million rapid, COVID tests available to all Americans in January.

(Reporting By Andrea Shalal and Jarrett Renshaw)