Boris Johnson’s coronavirus mass testing sees the Army drafted in

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Boris Johnson's coronavirus mass testing

Boris Johnson’s coronavirus mass testing sees the Army drafted in to ensure roll out is as swift as possible.

UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has drafted in the army to help with a mass roll out of quick turnaround Covid-19 tests.

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After his press conference on Saturday, October 31, announcing that he was placing the UK back into a full four-week lockdown, he drafted in the army to execute Operation Moonshot.

This process will see over 10 million rapid test distributed meaning that whole cities could potential be tested in a matter of days whether they have symptoms or not.

Currently Britain’s R-rate is estimated to be sitting at an astonishing 1.5 however the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) believes that by implementing the new lockdown coupled with mass testing this could drop to 0.75.


The rushed announcement of both the four-week lockdown and the new mass testing approach has many in the media and from the public questioning the UK governments continued competency at handling the coronavirus pandemic.


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