Aussie doctor's at-home Covid test wins US approval

Australian doctor Sean Parsons began inventing virus detection tools as a "hobby", but now his medical technology firm is producing the first non-prescription home Covid-19 tests cleared by US regulators. Parsons speaks with AFP as factory workers at Ellume's Brisbane base swiftly assemble sleek grey kits roughly the size and shape of home pregnancy tests. At the time, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in Washington had just approved Ellume's kits for emergency use, and the company was manufacturing 16,000 tests a day. It is now rapidly scaling up production, aiming to hit one million units a day by mid-year.