UP to four million Brits could be tested for coronavirus every day by early 2021, it’s reported. Health Secretary Matt Hancock is understood to have appointed a global accountancy firm to help develop a mass Covid-19 testing programme. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates It’s hoped the regime, which Deloitte will help consult on, will seek out asymptomatic carriers who could go on to unknowingly spread the virus. Mr Hancock has said the testing expansion will be instrumental in further easing restrictions and boost the economy, the Telegraph reports. A source told the newspaper: “It is at an embryonic stage and it’s going to take a hell of a lot of work. “It is nicknamed ‘Operation Moon Shot’ because that is what a moon shot is like: it seems very hard but it’s important and we want to land it.” Ambitious aims Officials told the Telegraph they were reluctant to set targets or figures on tests but sources acknowledeged they were aiming for “millions a day”. It would require a significant scaling up from the current regime which currently sees around 190,000 people being tested every day. Last week, it was revealed that than… Read full this story
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