Coronavirus: Screening

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 21st May 2020.

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Photo of Tom Hunt Tom Hunt Conservative, Ipswich

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure available university resources are being used to develop tests for covid-19.

Photo of Nadine Dorries Nadine Dorries Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

The Department is working closely with the universities sector to ensure any available university resources are being deployed in the national testing effort. As a result of our engagement several universities are now conducting research to develop novel solutions and testing methods as well as providing expertise, equipment and workforce to laboratories for COVID-19 testing purposes.

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