Coronavirus: UK’s Boris Johnson defends testing target as anger grows over backlog, long lineups

Global News published this video item, entitled “Coronavirus: UK’s Boris Johnson defends testing target as anger grows over backlog, long lineups” – below is their description.

During a meeting of the U.K. House of Commons Liaison Committee on Wednesday, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson defended his government’s target of testing 500,000 people daily. He said while they currently don’t have the testing capacity they would like, the target would allow them to make a “substantial difference” in tracking and tracing. Johnson’s government is facing frustration and anger from residents in the U.K. as lab capacity is leaving people struggling to get a COVID-19 test. People have said they could not make appointments through the government website, while others have been turned away after the lineups at testing centres reached a certain amount. For more info, please go to http://www.globalnews.ca Subscribe to Global News Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/20fcXDc Like Global News on Facebook HERE: http://bit.ly/255GMJQ Follow Global News on Twitter HERE: http://bit.ly/1Toz8mt Follow Global News on Instagram HERE: https://bit.ly/2QZaZIB #GlobalNews #UKPoli #COVID19 #coronavirus

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