As testing is seen as an essential weapon against COVID-19 fight nations of the world are looking to beef it up. In that ‘home testing kit’ for Coronavirus is an essential and breakthrough step. The United Kingdom (U.K.) is going to make this thing a reality.
As per Public Health England (PHE) millions of 15-minute home coronavirus tests are set to be made available soon. The kit would be provided to people through ‘Amazon Delivery’. The U.K. along with the rest of Europe is amongst the worst-hit regions by COVID-19 in the world.
The UK government has bought 3.5 million antibody test kits for coronavirus. The government is adding 1 Million more to that. The kit would be a fingerprick testing kit. That is testing would be done similar to the ‘Bood-Glucose testing’ (Sugar Testing). Evaluation of the test kits are going on.
“The key thing for us to do is evaluate – are these tests accurate enough to be used by the general public?” said Chris Whitty, chief medical officer. “If they are incredibly accurate, we will work out the quickest way to release them. If they are not accurate, we will not release any of them“, he added. The United Kingdom has so far reported over 9,500 cases and over 450 deaths.