Britain had to send coronavirus samples to the U.S. to be tested at one of its laboratories after a issue, housing minister Robert Jenrick said on Sunday.
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Last week the Sunday Telegraph newspaper announced that 50,000 research samples had been sent to the United States on chartered flights.
Asked about the study during an interview on Sky News, Jenrick said: “There was a issue with one of the labs so we put in motion our contingency plan, which was to send some of the samples to the United States for the results to be tested.” “It was precisely in line with the comprehensive preparations that the Department of Health had made beforehand,” he said.
Great Britain has ramped up its testing plan since being criticized for going too slowly on mass trials relative to other countries like Germany, but after reaching its target of 100,000 a day at the end of April it has failed to sustain that amount.
The Health Department’s new estimates show there were 1,728,443 reports in total, including 96,878 on May 8.
The Department has so far set the number of confirmed reported cases of coronavirus in Britain. At 215,260 and the number of deaths at 31,587. That is the second highest death toll in the world after the United States. Whose population is almost five times larger.
Commenting on the recall, first mentioned in the Sunday Telegraph. A DHSC spokeswoman said front-line employee health was “our highest priority.”
She said that hospital trusts should be given enough goggles to use the “Tiger Eye” shield to “stop automatically”. She said that 9.2 m of the goggles are in quarantine.
The findings came after the government fails to reach the target of 100,000 daily tests set. For the seventh day in a row by health secretary Matt Hancock.
There were 96,878 checks conducted Friday, down from 97,029 the day before, in the 24 hours up to 09:00 BST.