LONDON (Reuters) – Millions of COVID-19 tests able to spot the virus within 90 minutes will be presented to British health centers, care homes and laboratories to boost capacity in the coming months, the nations health minister stated on Monday.
They will consist of 5.8 million tests utilizing DNA and 450,000 swab tests. Neither will need to be administered by a health specialist, said Matt Hancock.
” The fact these tests can find flu as well as COVID-19 will be hugely advantageous as we head into winter season, so clients can follow the best advice to protect themselves and others,” he stated.
Independently, the publicly-funded National Health Service stated it would be providing “COVID-friendly” treatments to cancer clients, including drugs that do not have a big effect on the immune system.
Britains healthcare system has actually come under severe stress throughout peaks in the countrys COVID-19 outbreak, which has eliminated more than 46,000 individuals, the 4th greatest toll worldwide, according to a Reuters tally collated on Sunday.
Reporting by Costas Pitas; modifying by John Stonestreet
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Individuals walk past a British government public health campaign advertisement motivating people to get tested, in the middle of the spread of the coronavirus illness (COVID-19), in London, Britain, August 2, 2020. REUTERS/Toby Melville