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World U.K. Significantly Pares Year-End Covid-19 Daily Test Target: FT

09:15  31 october  2020
09:15  31 october  2020 Source:   bloomberg.com

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(Bloomberg) -- The U.K. government has significantly pared its year-end coronavirus testing target to around one million a day from nearly two million, the Financial Times reported.

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The government had planned to increase testing to about 1.9 million by end-December from 500,000 daily tests in October, the paper said, citing NHS Test and Trace documents it saw.

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Covid - 19 herd immunity theory dealt blow by UK research. South Korea initially reported one of the worst Covid - 19 outbreaks outside of China but the country’s rate of daily new infections slowed to There were 36 new confirmed cases of individuals showing symptoms of the virus to the end of

COVID - 19 testing involves analyzing samples to assess the current or past presence of SARS-CoV-2. The two main branches detect either the presence of the virus or of antibodies produced in response

However, the effort has been hampered by the slower-than-expected roll-out of new tests due to delays in the process for validating new technology, two unidentified people familiar with the matter told the FT.

The country’s health department told the newspaper that a previous year-end target to test 1.9 million people daily was outdated. The department also denied that it had set a new goal of one million tests a day but did not elaborate on what its current target was, according to the report.

As the country races to contain the pandemic, the government had earlier asked health officials to deploy 30-minute saliva test kits in an effort to test as much as 10% of England’s population every week.

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