March 26, 2020 / 7:47 PM / 2 days ago

Roche strikes a deal with Britain to increase coronavirus testing: Channel 4 news

FILE PHOTO: The logo of Swiss drugmaker Roche is seen at its headquarters in Basel, Switzerland January 30, 2020. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

LONDON (Reuters) - Roche has struck a deal with Britain to increase the country’s coronavirus testing capacity, Channel 4 News reported on Thursday.

Citing health authority Public Health England, Channel 4 said the new machines would allow up to carry out up to 5,000 extra tests a day by the end of April.

Reporting by William James, editing by Andy Bruce

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