The Minister of Health’s statements come from just over 19,000 people who have been tested in the last 24 hours.
According to the Minister of Health, all key NHS and social services staff will be tested for the coronavirus.
Matt Hancock said the government now has the opportunity to test all the frontline staff it needs, with a significant number of staff isolating themselves for fear of being hired under the Covid 19 contract.
Assuming the country will reach 100,000 tests a day by the end of the month, he told a press conference in Downing Street: Today I can announce that we are giving all key social and NHS employees who need to be tested the opportunity to do these tests.
Britain performed 19,116 tests for the coronavirus on Thursday, of which 5,706 were positive, he said. The number of people admitted to hospital with a positive disease test was 19,304, of whom 8,958 died – a record 980 compared to the previous day.
NHS personnel are tested for coronaviruses during a trip to the Wolverhampton test site (Photo: Getty Images)
added Mr. Hancock: We never forget that behind this song, behind every person, there is a name, a loss and a family that will never be the same again. And we all share a responsibility to fight this virus, first and foremost by staying home.
The government aims to carry out 100,000 tests per day by the end of the month, but Hancock recognises that there is still much work to be done to achieve this goal.
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When asked how he was going to do this, the Minister of Health explained: We received many suggestions from people who came to us and told us that we could convert this object, which was not a test object for coronaviruses, into a test object for coronaviruses.
Mr Amor said that some of the proposed centres were also centres unknown to the government.
He moved on: We work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to meet him (objectively).
Everyone can see the daily route, which has almost doubled since I’ve been installed, and it’s clear that we still have a lot of work to do to reach our 100,000, but we are on the right track.
Mr Hancock said that 15 test centres had been opened across the UK to test frontline staff more effectively.
Medical staff works at the coronavirus test centre in the Chessington World of Adventures car park (Photo: Reuters)
They are located in places like Glasgow, Cardiff, Belfast, Nottingham, Leeds and London.
And he said there are two more mega-layers of the Cheshire and Glasgow Lighthouse on the way after the first one opened at Milton Keynes on Thursday.
At the end of the month, AstraZeneca and GSK also opened another test centre in Cambridge, he added.
Meanwhile, plans have also been announced for the construction of two new hospitals in Sunderland and Exeter.
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