Britain invests in trials of 20 minute COVID-19 tests

Britain invests in trials of 20 minute COVID-19 tests

Britain said that it is investing in trials of a coronavirus test that gives results in 20 minutes.

Health minister Matt Hancock said he hopes mass testing using faster COVID-19 tests can be rolled out towards the end of the year.

“I want to solve the problem by having the next generation tests at a radically bigger scale. You can’t do that on the current technology very easily,” he told BBC television.

The health ministry said it would put 500 million pounds ($666 million) into trials of rapid COVID-19 tests and into population-testing for the disease.

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