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Coronavirus: Airport testing won’t hit NHS capacity, Hancock told

Coronavirus: Airport testing won’t hit NHS capacity, Hancock told

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The introduction of a coronavirus testing regime at British airports would not impair the NHS’s ability to conduct widespread testing, according to the private sector sponsor of a programme that has so far failed to secure government backing.Sky News has been passed a letter sent to Matt Hancock, the health secretary, by the boss of Collinson, an airport lounge operator which has helped to devise plans for a passenger-testing scheme at Heathrow Airport. In it, David Evans, Collinson's joint chief executive, urged Mr Hancock to endorse a system that he said could conduct at least 24,500 tests every day."While we understand the high demand, difficulty getting tests, and general negative media coverage around COVID-19 testing might have made government ministers reluctant to also move forward...