Exclusive: government shelves rollout of lateral flow tests as experts warn they can give false reassuranceCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe government has shelved plans to open rapid-turnaround coronavirus test centres across England over Christmas amid concerns from public health experts about the accuracy of their results, the Guardian has learned.Ministers had planned to convert a number of existing testing sites into centres for lateral flow tests, which provide results in 30 minutes, to help cope with an anticipated surge in demand. Continue reading…
Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/dec/22/plans-for-30-minute-covid-lateral-flow-tests-in-england-halted-over-accuracy-fears
Author : Josh Halliday and Helen Pidd
Publish date : 2020-12-22 15:25:45
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