UK’s COVID-19 testing problems could take weeks to fix, says Matt Hancock

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  • Sky News published this video item, entitled “UK’s COVID-19 testing problems could take weeks to fix, says Matt Hancock” – below is their description.

    The Health Secretary has admitted there are “challenges” with the #coronavirus testing system following a “sharp rise” in demand. Speaking in the House of Commons, Matt Hancock said the government was “working hard” to fix issues with COVID-19 testing availability but admitted it could take a “matter of weeks”. He revealed tests were now having to be prioritised and also hinted that they could be further rationed in the future. #COVID19 #UK

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