UK signs contract with Roche to supply over 10M tests - Hancock

Donnerstag, 21. Mai 2020 18:21

The United Kingdom Health Secretary Matt Hancock (pictured) set out further details on Thursday regarding the deal after successful negotiations between the UK Government and Swiss pharmaceutical firm Roche. He said that there is a new test which provides results in just 20 minutes and is currently being trialled.

Hancock noted that the UK signed a contract to supply over 10 million tests from Roche and Abbott and added that the "UK arranged supply for these tests. This is an important milestone and represents further progress. Antibody tests help us understand how our body reacts to coronavirus."

According to him, health and care staff and patients will be getting tested first. However, he added that a larger-scale test scale is necessary.

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