‘We have testing kits ready’ Scientist urges government to help with coronavirus tests

Technical Director of ANCON Medical, Dr Boris Gorbunov told The Telegraph how companies like his need assistance from the Government to help introduce new coronavirus test kits.

The WHO has recommended that countries test as the principal way to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Currently, the UK is behind in the number of people it tests per capita, and is struggling to meet the target of 25,000 tests per day.

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In This Story: COVID-19

Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

Symptoms of coronavirus

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
  • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
  • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

Latest News about Covid-19

Below are stories from around the globe related to the 2020 outbreak of novel Coronavirus – since the WHO gave the Covid-19 naming. Most recent items are posted nearest the top.

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