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Public will have to pay for daily tests for Covid-19

Dido Harding, the Government’s testing czar, has suggested that the daily “moonshot” tests for Covid-19 which will allow people to resume normal life will not be available on the NHS. Instead she has said that individuals and companies would have to pay to access the proposed tests, which would return results in as little as 15 minutes, as a “cost of doing business”.

Up to 10 million of the tests are due to be made available every day as a way of getting the UK closer to normality before the advent of a coronavirus vaccine. If you take the test and get a negative result it means you are not contagious – even if you are infected – and can therefore visit the theatre, attend a conference or socialise without fear of passing on Covid-19 that day.

Full story in iNews, 21 September 2020

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