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Millions of new COVID-19 tests could be available in days

These new COVID-19 tests,which are finger-prick tests, could be ordered on Amazon or taken at high street branches such as Boots.

Millions of the new COVID-19 tests could be ready to order on Amazon in just a few days according to Public Health England.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has previously spoken of a more simple test for coronavirus as a potential “total game changer” in the battle against COVID-19.

The World Health Organisation has urged countries to increase measures in regards to testing for COVID-19 in the global fight against coronavirus.

Boris Johnson has vowed to increase daily testing: “from 5,000 a day, to 10,000 to 25,000 and then 250,000”.

Director of the National Infection Service at Public Health England, Professor Sharon Peacock, revealed on Wednesday that 3.5 million of this new finger-prick test have been ordered and could be used “in the near future”.

Speaking at the House of Commons science and technology committee via video call, Prof Peacock has said the new tests were “rapidly” being evaluated at a laboratory in Oxford.

“Further millions are being ordered today,” Prof Peacock told MPs.

“But we do need to ensure we understand how they operate, because these are brand new tests.”


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