PHE announces roll-out of COVID-19 diagnostic testing to 12 labs across the UK
Public Health England
Announced on 7 February 2020. Starting on Monday 10 February
To accelerate testing capacity
This is the announcement that diagnostic testing is being rolled out from Public Health England's (PHE's) laboratory in London to 12 laboratories across the UK. The increase in diagnostic capacity increases testing capacity to more than 1,000 people a day for England.
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