Air Canada ready to use rapid COVID-19 testing kits

On Thursday, Air Canada announced that they are working on getting ID NOW COVID-19 test kits that provide results in minutes. 

Air Canada partnered with McMaster Health Labs, the Greater Toronto Airports Authority, to test international travelers. 

Air Canada’s chief medical officer Dr. Jim Chung said, “We believe testing will be key to protecting employees and customers until such time as a COVID-19 vaccine is available. Rapid testing is also a means to enable governments to relax current blanket travel restrictions and quarantines in a measured way while still safeguarding the health and safety of the public.”

According to the airline, the rapid testing system may be an alternative to the 14-day quarantine system.

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