BRITAIN secretly flew 50,000 coronavirus tests to the US after concerns in the laboratory.
The Department of Health last night confessed tests were being flown to America in their thousands to ensure they get the outcomes as quickly as possible.
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They have actually now told The Sunday Telegraph the relocation was among the “contingencies” to handle “teething issues”.
It includes the UK Federal government stopping working to strike the hundred thousand everyday testing target every day for the past week.
Speaking this morning, Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick admitted: “There was an issue with one of the laboratories and we put in place our contingency plan, which was to take a few of the tests to the United States for the tests to be processed.
” That was exactly in line with the comprehensive plans the Department for Health had made ahead of time.”
The Federal government had actually formerly confessed experiencing problems in a Northern Ireland laboratory, however made no mention of needing to deliver tests to America.
A Department of Health source said: “We had the ability to send out roughly 50,000 test samples to a United States laboratory previously this week.
” Validation of the outcomes will be finished in the UK, and all results will be gone back to patients as quickly as possible.”
They are believed to be being checked at a university lab in the south of the United States.
The department source included: “Delays in the system this week occurred as an outcome of functional problems in our laboratory network.
” We have worked to solve these problems and capability is rapidly being restored.”
It comes as Matt Hancock apparently told Boris Johnson to “give me a break” throughout a furious bust-up over his handling of the coronavirus crisis.
Pressure has grown on the Health Secretary in current weeks as the Prime Minister prepares to unveil his ‘roadmap’ for exiting lockdown this night, the Send By Mail on Sunday reports.
It followed a succession of destructive headings for the Department of Health over a failure to provide sufficient PPE to frontline workers.
These consist of the discovery previously this week that 400,000 gowns flown in from Turkey did not satisfy safety requirements,
Earlier today, it was also exposed that 26 million pairs of ‘Tiger Eye’ goggles were also remembered from the frontline today for stopping working safety checks, the Telegraph reported.
And while Hancock did fulfill his due date of reaching 100,000 checks a day by the end of April, the government has been criticised for stopping working to hit this number for the previous week.
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