Boris Johnson sets 200,000-a-day #coronavirus test target after four-day drop

Boris Johnson wants 200,000 tests a dayBoris Johnson wants 200,000 tests a day (Image: PA)

Mr Johnson admitted that difficulties in supplying protective equipment to frontline workers had left him enraged and set out how the government was ramping up distribution. He gave the frank assessment after returning to the Commons chamber for the first time since he was struck down by COVID-19 and left fighting for his life. The PM said a "fantastic testing regime" will be a crucial part of helping the country return to work.

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Last month the Government met its 100,000 a day testing target.

It is putting in place a test, track and trace programme to quickly identify new cases of coronavirus and prevent the further spread of the infection.

But the number of daily coronavirus tests has fallen below 100,000 for four days in a row.

Latest figures show 69,463 tests in the 24 hours to 9am on Wednesday.

Mr Johnson said he was frustrated by the difficulties in supplying personal protective equipment to those who need it.

“I think people have felt across the House and across the country, it has been

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