The British government announced that starting this Friday, it will provide acceptance for all people over the age of 18 in the country. Two free quick trials COVID-19.
In a statement, the authorities have specified that the test can also be conducted People without symptoms, As another step in the strategy to deal with this pandemic.
“Regular testing is at the core of the plan Reopening society and economyThe Boris Johnson government emphasized that “this will help contain and control the spread of variants of the coronavirus, making it an important step towards the country’s reopening”.
so far, Quick test It can be used by front-line dangerous workers and nursing workers, nursing home staff and residents, school-age children and their families, and people most vulnerable to danger and running away from home.
despite this, Starting from April 9th, a quick test will be provided for everyone, And on the premise that people are encouraged to take regular tests to prevent the onset of disease and “regain a more normal lifestyle.”
According to the British authorities, One-third of coronavirus patients have no symptoms And “it may spread the virus without knowing it”, so through the test, if the result is positive, the infected person can be quickly isolated.
Since the introduction of rapid testing in the country, 120,000 positives “Otherwise it will be impossible to determine”, so providing more such diagnostic tests “will break the chain of transmission and save lives.”
“As we continue to make good progress on vaccine plans and roadmaps, Carefully ease current restrictions, Performing quick tests on a regular basis is even more important to ensure that these tasks are not wasted.
Test will pass Door-to-door order service, Test plans in the workplace, community tests, and tests in schools and universities.
Currently, this measure only affects United KingdomAccording to Sky News, the authorities in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland will make their own decisions.
Britain has registered this Sunday In the past 24 hours, there have been 2,200 new coronavirus infections and 12 deaths At present, 31.5 million people have received at least one dose of COVID-19.