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UK's "moonshot" for millions of daily COVID tests depends on technology -minister

15 Sep 2020 / 20:22 H.

    LONDON, Sept 15 (Reuters) - Britain wants to be able to carry out millions of COVID-19 tests a day, known as Prime Minister Boris Johnson's "moonshot" plan for mass testing, but doing so depends on new technology being developed, said UK health minister Matt Hancock.

    "We do have a goal to get to the millions of tests a day when we can, it's dependent on new technology," Hancock told lawmakers on Tuesday.

    (Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge, Writing by Sarah Young; editing by Michael Holden)

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