Source: ET

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has extended the expiration date for nearly 1 million COVID-19 rapid tests that expired in a Florida warehouse at the end of December.

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The shelf life of the expired COVID-19 rapid test kits, manufactured by Abbott Laboratories, has been pushed back three months to March, after expiring late last month.

It comes after Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’s administration received backlash after the Republican governor confirmed last week that the kits sat in a warehouse during the fall when demand was low.

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