Newspaper Round Up: 18th of September 2020

The Times says government laboratories that are processing coronavirus tests using cumbersome techniques, are running out of staff and have failed to set up automatic processes before a second wave.
Daily Mirror
The Daily Mirror leads on the local lockdowns announced in the North East and says more places are braced for similar measures, sparking fears of economic disaster.
Daily Express
The Daily Express says scientists now believe an accurate 90-minute COVID-19 test could make a "huge difference" ahead of the winter battle against the disease.
Daily Star
The Daily Star mocks the government over its coronavirus strategy.
The Guardian says tracers are taking up to two weeks to contact friends, relatives and workmates of people diagnosed with COVID-19 - the entire length of the self-isolation period.
Daily Mail
The Daily Mail says former health secretary Jeremy Hunt has revealed that almost twice as much is spent on lawsuits following poor care of mothers and babies as on the combined pay of all the labour doctors in England's hospitals.
Daily Telegraph
The Daily Telegraph says hospitals and councils have been told to find extra beds for coronvairus patients within two weeks as the NHS braces for a second spike in cases.
The Metro says the number of people testing positive for coronavirus in England has risen sharply in the last week.
Financial Times
The Financial Times says the EU's chief believes a trade deal with the UK is still possible despite the "distraction" caused by Boris Johnson's "Brexit breach".