May 21, 2020 / 12:51 PM / 5 days ago

Britain agrees deal on antibody tests - PM's spokesman

LONDON, May 21 (Reuters) - Britain has agreed a deal to acquire antibody tests, a spokesman for Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Thursday, saying the tests would be free and health and care workers would be prioritised.

“Have we now agreed a deal on the antibody testing? The answer to that is yes,” the spokesman told reporters, adding that health minister Matt Hancock would offer more details later.

The British government had been in talks with Roche for antibody tests. (Reporting by Elizabeth Piper; editing by Michael Holden)

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