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UK reduces coronavirus testing target: FT

FILE PHOTO: A person wearing a face mask is reflected in an art work entitled "A=V" by Ben Cullen Williams, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Covent Garden, London, Britain October 16, 2020. REUTERS/John Sibley/File Photo

(Reuters) - The British government has scaled back its end-of-year coronavirus testing target to around 1 million a day from almost 2 million, the Financial Times reported on Saturday, citing people familiar with the matter and leaked documents.

The aim to reach 1.9 million a day has been reduced due to delay in rolling out new technologies, the report added.

Reporting by Maria Ponnezhath in Bengaluru; Editing by William Mallard

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