Philip Beales, a professor at the University College London Institute of Child Health, who has been helping to coordinate the efforts of smaller firms, said: 'Our guys are working on a one hour turnaround time from receipt of the sample in the lab, to getting the actual result back.' … [Read more...] about Machine that processes 15,000 swabs per day, a 20-second saliva test and £28-a-go nostril sample analyser: How accurate are the tests being lined up for Boris Johnson’s ‘Operation Moonshot’ plan to check 10million people a DAY?
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A number of British and American F-35B stealth jets will also be onboard the aircraft carrier in the largest cohort of jets seen on a British warship in more than a decade. … [Read more...] about HMS Queen Elizabeth stays in port for second day in a row after crew members tested positive for Covid-19
Coronavirus: Anger over lack of PPE for nurse Gareth Roberts Coronavirus: 75 care homes in Wales with cases of coronavirus Coronavirus: Minister calls review after Cardiff test centre closure What happened to the targets?There was a target of testing 5,000 people a day by mid-April, rising to between 8-10.000 by May. But that was clearly not deliverable and brought criticism of the Welsh Government. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: Why is Wales not testing over 65s as in England?
There were fresh reports on Wednesday of people with Covid-19 symptoms being offered tests hundreds of miles away and teachers without symptoms being forced to spend days off school as they cannot easily get tests for their symptomatic children, after the head of the NHS test and trace service apologised and promised to swiftly expand laboratory capacity. … [Read more...] about ‘We just need the system to work’: fresh reports of Covid test problems in England
Why has this happened now? The demand for testing has risen with the easing of lockdown restrictions, up 63% for first-time testers since mid-June. More people are mixing socially and coming into contact with each other as shops, gyms and cafes open and people return to school and work. On Sunday, the number of people testing positive for coronavirus in the UK leapt 65% from the previous day’s figure to 2,988, with the number on Monday similar at 2,948. On Tuesday, 2,460 positive tests were reported. … [Read more...] about Why is there a problem with getting a test for Covid-19 in the UK?