Public Well being England is engaged on an antibody check which is able to present who has had the novel coronavirus regardless of having no signs.
Analysis on the check is progressing rapidly, Prime Minister Boris Johnson mentioned Wednesday at a press convention in Downing Avenue.
“The great thing about having a test to see whether you’ve had it enough, is suddenly a green light goes on above your head and you can go back to work safe and confident in the knowledge that you are most unlikely to get it again,” Johnson mentioned.
He added that the check could be a “game-changer” economically and socially.
The federal government’s chief scientific adviser, Sir Patrick Vallance, mentioned work at Public Well being England on the antibody check is progressing “very fast” they usually have helpful information on the outbreak.
In the meantime, Deputy Chief Medical Officer for England Dr. Jenny Harries mentioned they are going to develop COVID-19 kits that can be utilized at house, which might alleviate the burden on public well being staff.
In line with Nationwide Well being Service (NHS) information, COVID-19 has claimed 33 extra lives prior to now 24 hours, bringing the dying toll to 104. Confirmed circumstances have elevated by 676 to a complete of two,526.
The federal government was following a managed an infection technique with the purpose of collective immunity however made some adjustments within the coverage following criticism.
Johnson suggested the general public to chorus from pointless journey and social contact.
The federal government additionally determined to shut faculties till additional discover.
Since first being detected in Wuhan, China in December, the novel coronavirus has claimed greater than 7,870 lives globally, in response to the World Well being Group (WHO).
Greater than 194,000 circumstances of the virus have been confirmed in no less than 164 nations and territories, with Europe as its epicenter, in response to the WHO.
Regardless of the rising variety of circumstances, most individuals who get contaminated undergo delicate signs and get better.