Government commits £500m to quick result test trials for coronavirus (COVID-19)

Government commits £500m to quick result test trials for coronavirus (COVID-19)

LNB News 03/09/2020 38

The Department of Health and Social Care has announced a new £500m funding package for new coronavirus (COVID-19) quick result test trials and increased testing capacity. A community-wide trial in Salford will assess the benefits of repeat population testing, while funding will also be used to expand existing trials in Southampton and Hampshire for new saliva and 20-minute rapid tests. Furthermore, the funding will also be used to extend the capacity for existing polymerase chain reaction testing, where all positive results are passed onto the NHS Test and Trace system.

Source: £500 million funding for quick result COVID-19 test trials

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