Government is confident that the 100,000 daily test target will be met on Thursday

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Government’s coronavirus testing tsar 'confident' that 100,000 daily target will be met on Thursday

(Source: Evening Standard)

The Government’s testing tsar has said he is "confident" that the 100,000 daily target for coronavirus tests will be met on Thursday.

Professor John Newton, coordinator of the Government's national testing effort, said the number would align the UK with countries like Germany, who introduced widespread testing from the early states of its outbreak.

His comments came as tests ran out in just over an hour on Wednesday morning after the Government expanded eligibility to over 65s and care home residents. On Wednesday, Public Health England (PHE) announced a surge of 3,811 reported deaths, making the UK death toll the third highest in the world after the US and Italy.

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