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Coronavirus as it happened: Health Secretary sets out UK testing plan
2 April 2020, 05:41
Health Secretary Matt Hancock has announced a major escalation in the UK's testing of coronavirus cases and written off £13.4 billion of NHS debt.
Mr Hancock announced a series of measures during the daily No 10 press conference, including a "five pillar plan" to ramp up testing to 100,000 per day by the end of April.
The Health Secretary said he had also made £300 million available for community pharmacies and that he wanted to make sure "every part" of the health and care system is supported.
He also called on Premier League footballers to "take a pay cut" to play their part in the national effort to tackle the Covid-19 outbreak.
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