England's chief medical officer says there is a global shortage of coronavirus tests
LONDON (Reuters) - There is a global shortage of coronavirus tests, causing a 'bottleneck', England's Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty said on Wednesday. 'We do not have sufficient testing and this is a global problem because basically every country is wanting this new test, for a disease that wasn't actually being tested for anywhere three months ago,' Whitty said at a daily news conference.
LONDON (Reuters) - There is a global shortage of coronavirus tests, causing a "bottleneck", England's Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty said on Wednesday.
"We do not have sufficient testing and this is a global problem because basically every country is wanting this new test, for a disease that wasn't actually being tested for anywhere three months ago," Whitty said at a daily news conference.
"So everybody wants this, so there is a global shortage and that's a bottleneck for us."
(Reporting by Elizabeth Howcroft; editing by Stephen Addison)
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