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9/10/2020, 12:42 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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UK to test up to 10M people a day from 2021 - report

The United Kingdom government is weighing whether to implement a mass testing strategy that would involve using speed COVID-19 tests so the country's whole population could get tested each week from 2021.

According to The BMJ's recently published report, documents leaked from the Project Moonshot program suggest that the UK would be able to test up to 10 million people per day if the government decides to approve the usage of new swab tests able to deliver results within 20 minutes.

The program will cost more than £100 billion, according to estimations, but is still the top priority for Downing Street. "This is described by the prime minister as our only hope for avoiding a second national lockdown before a vaccine, something the country cannot afford," the documents explain.

Companies supposed to participate in the realization of the program are AstraZeneca and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK).

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