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Coronavirus: Screening

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 30158, tabled on 16 March 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the number of covid-19 testing kits it will require during the next eight weeks.

Answered on

6 April 2020

We plan to increase testing to 10,000 a day (up from 5,000 a day). Within four weeks, Public Health England and the National Health Service expect to be conducting 25,000 tests a day – and we will continue to increase testing capacity.