The Government has said that it has met its testing target of 100,000 tests by the end of April.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock addressing the Daily Downing Street Press Conference that yesterday, the last day of April, there were 122,347 tests.

Hancock described it as an “audacious goal, but we needed an audacious goal”.

“We now have a flexible and substantial testing capability in the UK, he says, to tell us how the virus is spreading across the country.” said Professor John Newton, co-ordinator of the UK coronavirus testing programme,

27,510 people have now died across the UK, an increase of 739 in the last 24 hours.177,454 people have tested positive, an increase of 6,201 since yesterday.

The Health Secretary also confirmed that fertility treatments will reopen from 11 May.He said:

“People who are relying on fertility treatment have been worried during these unprecedented times not knowing when they could continue their journey to start a family.We wanted to open these clinics as soon as it was safe to do so, and our strict guidelines will ensure staff and patients remain safe as we continue to tackle this virus.”


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