UK – Boris Johnson brings in the Army to help roll out ‘rapid turnaround’ tests for COVID for ‘whole cities within days’

Boris Johnson will bring in the Army to help roll out ‘rapid turnaround tests’ which will see ‘whole cities’ able to tested for Covid within days.

The Prime Minister made the announcement at a Downing Street press conference this evening, as he plunged the nation back into a full lockdown until December 2.

Government scientific advisers have endorsed Mr Johnson’s £100billion Operation Moonshot, which would see 10 million people tested a day regardless of whether they have symptoms, in a paper submitted to Downing St last month.

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Population-wide testing has the ability to slash Covid-19’s reproduction rate in half, the experts said.