Government receives MAJOR boost to its plans to test 100,000 people per day for COVID-19

THE GOVERNMENT'S pledge to hit 100,000 coronavirus tests per day by the end of April received a major boost, after two British pharmaceutical companies announced they were teaming up with academics from Cambridge University to develop new tests for the coronavirus.

Last week the Health Secretary Matt Hancock appealed to businesses and universities to help the government hit its 100,00-a-day testing target. Without a programme of mass testing, the government will not be able to release the country from the present lockdown any time soon. As professor Paul Hunter, infectious disease expert at the University of East Anglia, explained: 'If we are able to roll out a good quality antibody test and find that a substantial proportion of the...
source: Express

2020-04-10 04:56
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