March 20, 2020 / 9:05 AM / in 15 days

UK ventilator prototype ready next week - source

LONDON (Reuters) - The first version of a new ventilator British industry is rushing to produce to help fight the coronavirus outbreak will be ready next week, according to a source familiar with the situation, with manufacturing due to start in four weeks.

UK health minister Matt Hancock said earlier on Friday that the scramble to produce thousands of ventilators was achieving results.

Reporting by Sarah Young; editing by Guy Faulconbridge

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