Coronavirus:  Govt denies it shunned EU supplies for political reasons - BBC News

Coronavirus: Govt denies it shunned EU supplies for political reasons – BBC News

The UK government is facing political pressure over shortages of protective clothing and other protective equipment for frontline health and care workers. Ministers have denied claims that they had refused to take part in an EU scheme to secure supplies of the equipment, for political reasons.

Ministers are also facing difficult questions over the number of tests being carried out on people for coronavirus. Its target of 100,000 tests a day by the end of April is widely regarded as unrealistic, with current testing levels a fraction of that figure.

Huw Edwards presents BBC News at Ten reports from Political Editor Laura Kuenssberg and Health Editor Hugh Pym.


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