UK coronavirus live: launch test and trace or risk second wave, NHS leaders warn

Government told it is running out of time to kick off testing system

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My esteemed colleague Sarah Boseley has written a very good explainer on the government’s test, track and trace strategy, which is dominating the headlines this morning.

But in brief, the strategy aims to:

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Security minister James Brokenshire is touring the TV and radio studios for the government this morning.

Responding to concerns from NHS leaders about delays to the test, track and trace system, Brokenshire insists he is “confident” that it will be in place by June 1 (11 days from now).

“But obviously, the priority being to get these track and tracers trained, in place, that is what the Prime Minister is very confident about. We’re confident the system will be there, able to track and trace around 10,000 people on 1 June.”

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