May 21, 2020 / By Jessie Yeung, Adam Renton and Zamira Rahim, CNN
UK secures deal with pharma giant Roche for antibodies tests.
British health care workers will be the first to be tested for coronavirus antibodies after the government reached a deal with Roche to procure the test kits.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s spokesman said today that the UK and the giant pharmaceutical company had agreed on deal, a week after the national health agency approved the tests for use.
The tests will be free and more details will be released later during a daily government coronavirus briefing, he said.
The UK currently has the fourth most coronavirus cases, according to the John Hopkins University tally on the pandemic.