The country’s home secretary said on Tuesday that it is unacceptable that some people in Britain have been allegedly told to wait weeks, or travel hundreds of miles.
“There is obviously a lot more work to be done,” Priti Patel told the BBC. “Coronavirus is increasing, and therefore demand for testing is increasing.”
Meanwhile, a membership organization for the National Health Service said on Tuesday that the lack of a test had begun to force employees of some of its members to “self-segregate in the absence of a test”, and that it would come Vali was worried about the preparations. cold.
“The government always seems more concerned with managing the political implications of operational problems and being honest about them,” said NHS Providers Chief Executive Officer Chris Hopeson.
The UK government says it is conducting just over 200,000 tests per day.
Reported coronavirus infections are increasing in the country. In the past seven days, there were an average of 3,004 new infections per day, compared to 2,032 daily in the previous seven-day period.
The British government has at times sent mixed messages about who should undergo coronovirus testing.
Last week, Health Secretary Matt Hancock Told the BBC That “there has been an increase in the number of people who are not eligible for a test to come forward and obtain those tests.” They estimated that 25% of those taking the test were not eligible.
The UK government has guidelines that only those exhibiting one of the three symptoms, or who have been asked by a government body, are eligible for a test.
However, Hancock on 21 July Tweeted that “Anyone who needs a test can get a test” and that “if you have symptoms, if in doubt, get a test.”
On 9 September, Prime Minister Boris Johnson told the House of Commons that “the world in which we want to move as fast as possible is a world in which everyone can do competent testing at the beginning of the day, and antigens.” Testing to identify whether or not we do not have the virus. “