Everybody matured five and over in the UK with indications would now be able to be tried for coronavirus, Health Secretary Matt Hancock has reported.
He was talking in Parliament after the loss of taste or smell was added to the rundown of Covid-19 manifestations, close by a fever and another constant hack.
Mr Hancock said the legislature was “extending qualification for testing farther than at any other time”.
He included 100,678 tests had been directed on Sunday.
Testing has been constrained to individuals with side effects who are key laborers, clinic patients, care home occupants, over-65s and the individuals who need to venture out from home to work in England and Scotland.
In Wales and Northern Ireland it was simply key specialists, emergency clinic laborers and care home occupants.
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Mr Hancock said 21,000 individuals had been enrolled to direct contact-following in England, including 7,500 human services laborers.
This is when individuals who have come into contact with somebody with the infection are found and conceivably asked to self-seclude.
Shadow wellbeing and social consideration secretary Jonathan Ashworth squeezed the administration on the time taken for results to be gotten on whether somebody had Covid-19 or not.
He told MPs: “Can [Mr Hancock] mention to us what is the present middle time for test results to be gotten by somebody when done by Deloitte and other private-segment testing offices?
“Also, how before long do chiefs of general wellbeing and GPs get those outcomes?”
The extension of the testing system may get the features.
It is a noteworthy achievement – in under two months the UK has gone from just having the option to test medical clinic patients and wellbeing and care staff to offering it pretty much populace wide.