UK very close to developing coronavirus test to reveal who has had coronavirus with no symptomsChristian Fernsby ▼ | March 19, 2020
The UK is very close to having a coronavirus test that can tell if someone has already had the respiratory disease and it immune to it, the Government's former chief scientific advisor has said.
Health in Britain Professor Sir Mark Walport
Topics: Coronavirus UK
The Chief Executive of UK Research and Innovation said that such a test would be "very important" as it would allow health care workers to be tested to see if they are immune to coronavirus, having already had the respiratory disease, allowing them to work with those who are infected.
Sir Mark said he did not know exactly when such a test would be available, but it would "role out quickly". ■