Covid-19

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:48 pm on 22nd September 2020.

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Photo of Boris Johnson Boris Johnson The Prime Minister, Leader of the Conservative Party 12:48 pm, 22nd September 2020

Despite the massive increase in testing that we have seen, with a 10% increase in capacity just in the past 10 days or so, we are seeing 64% of people getting their results in 24 hours. I do want to get that up as fast as possible to 80%. I can tell the right hon. Lady that we will double our testing capacity by the end of October, to 500,000 tests a day, and we are already testing more people than any other country in Europe.