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Government “changes rules” in attempt to hit 100,000 coronavirus testing target

The government has changed the rules for counting daily coronavirus tests, in order to meet its 100,000 a day target, the Health Service Journal is reporting.

According to the HSJ, previously a test would have been counted once the sample had been processed in a lab.

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However, now, the government is counting a test once it has been sent to someone’s home – if a home test is required. This means tests will be counted before many are actually completed.

The HSJ claims this change has taken place “in the last few days” to help the government to achieve Matt Hancock’s target of 100,000 coronavirus tests a day by the end of April.

Nifty fudging.

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