UK needs 10m tests a week, says Premier League's coronavirus adviser

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(Source: City A.M.)

The company behind the Premier League’s coronavirus testing efforts has backed calls for the government to introduce a UK-wide testing scheme by the end of the year.

Avi Lasarow, chief executive of testing firm Prenetics, has called on the government to swap its half-price restaurant scheme for a universal testing service across the UK. He hopes such a scheme will allow people to get back to work and help the UK economy get back on its feet. 

“The government has done a great job in developing a centralised strategy around laboratory testing, but we’re hoping that will evolve to allow for mass testing across the population on a fortnightly basis,” Lasarow tells City A.M.

He believes the scheme could be subsidised by ditching the Eat Out to Help Out scheme, where diners are offered £10 off meals at restaurants between Monday and Wednesday until the end of August.

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