The Times calls the tests a “significant boost” to control the virus as winter approaches. It notes current tests take six hours to process and says there are hopes the machine used for the new tests will be made more widely available and could even be deployed in schools and businesses.
The Times says a secret dossier has been drawn up by the government on the impact of coronavirus on the economy, revealing that sectors such as the automotive industry, retail and the arts are facing significant job cuts and revenue losses.
Tougher coronavirus restrictions impacting tens of millions of people throughout January are needed to avoid yet another national lockdown. The Times reports on that warning by Boris Johnson.Read more here.