Coronavirus: UK likely to be ‘extremely close’ to meeting COVID-19 testing target

Derrick Santistevan

The federal government will either fulfill its coronavirus testing target or be “very close”, a minister has actually informed SkyNews

Health Secretary Matt Hancock had actually promised that the UK would be conducting 100,000 tests for COVID-19 by the end of April.

Speaking at the federal government’s day-to-day coronavirus interview, Prime Minister Boris Johnson stated 81,611 tests had actually been performed on Wednesday.

Hancock: Objective is 100,000 day-to-day COVID-19 tests

Real Estate Secretary Robert Jenrick stated Thursday’s figures would be launched later on.

“I think we will have either met it or be very close,” he informed Sky News.

“In that sense the target will have succeeded because it will have galvanised people across government, in the private sector and across the country to build the network that we needed to, which is the foundation of testing, tracking and tracing, which we need in the next phase of fighting the virus.”

He added: “This in itself is simply a stepping stone.

” We need to surpass 100,000, however we have actually now seen an extremely considerable boost in testing in rather a brief amount of time.

” Because sense, it’s been a success. There’s more to be done.”

‘Probable we won’ t hit 100 k tests’

Cabinet coworker Robert Buckland informed Sky News on Thursday it was “probable” that the UK would not fulfill the target.

Nevertheless, he did state the milestone would be hit in the “next few days”.

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