Downing Street stands by 100,000 daily coronavirus tests target

first_img Workers prepare a drive-through coronavirus testing centre for NHS staff at Twickenham stadium in southwest London on April 20, 2020. (Photo by Will EDWARDS / AFP) (Photo by WILL EDWARDS/AFP via Getty Images) Downing Street stands by 100,000 daily coronavirus tests target The Number 10 spokesman said the government was looking at increasing the amount of people eligible to use the drive-through testing facilities. “As capacity increases we will be able to widen the number of eligible groups,” he said.  There are now 27 testing centres around the UK, including drive-through facilities for NHS workers. Downing Street has stood by its target of administering 100,000 coronavirus tests per day by the end of the month, despite having capacity to carry out less than half of that. whatsapp Workers prepare a drive-through coronavirus testing centre for NHS staff at Twickenham stadium in southwest London on April 20, 2020. (Photo by Will EDWARDS / AFP) (Photo by WILL EDWARDS/AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: Downing Street stands by 100,000 daily coronavirus tests target “We are absolutely standing by the target,” he said. Just  19,316 tests were actually carried out in the 24 hours to 9am yesterday, showing that there is lots of testing capacity not being used. The plan included setting up private laboratories with the help of the private sector. The Prime Minister’s spokesman told a group of journalists today that the story “was wrong”. An “insider close to Number 10” told the Telegraph that Hancock’s pledge to reach 100,000 tests would “come back and bite him” and that it was an “arbitrary target”. Tuesday 21 April 2020 1:31 pm Share With just nine days left in the month, there is testing capacity to carry out just 39,250 tests a day. Covid-19 testing has increased since Hancock announced a five-point plan at the start of the month to increase testing levels in line with the World Health Organisation’s (WHO advice to to testing and track the virus. whatsapp Show Comments ▼ “We’ve said throughout that is the govt target and we’re working hard to hit it.” The Prime Minister’s official spokesman also said today that the government has full confidence in health secretary Matt Hancock, despite reports in the Telegraph today to the contrary. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeBleacherBreaker4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!BleacherBreakerMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStorybonvoyaged.comTotal Jerks: These Stars Are Horrible People.bonvoyaged.comDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funnyzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comPsoriatic Arthritis | Search AdsWhat Is Psoriatic Arthritis? See Signs (Some Symptoms May Surprise)Psoriatic Arthritis | Search AdsNational Penny For Seniors7 Discounts Seniors Only Get If They AskNational Penny For SeniorsNoteableyJulia Robert’s Daughter Turns 16 And Looks Just Like Her MomNoteableyDefinitionThe Funniest Yard Signs EVER WrittenDefinition Workers prepare a drive-through coronavirus testing centre for NHS staff at Twickenham stadium in southwest London on April 20, 2020. (Photo by Will EDWARDS / AFP) (Photo by WILL EDWARDS/AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: Downing Street stands by 100,000 daily coronavirus tests target “You can see we are increasing capacity, we need to make sure that capacity is being used and that’s what we’re working on.  Stefan Boscia More From Our Partners Biden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comlast_img


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