BRITAIN is set to carry out a million coronavirus tests a day by Christmas.
Results could be given in as little as 15 minutes, according to a scientist involved in the testing programme.
This comes as Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham and a swathe of Conservative MPs have launched a rebellion against new Covid restrictions.
Blasting Boris Johnson for alleged “southern bias”, the northern leaders are demanding the PM stop treating the North as a “canary in the coalmine” with experimental restrictions that could cripple local economies.
Several Conservative MPs have rebelled against the Prime Minister for forcing Manchester and Lancashire into Tier 3 restrictions which will effectively lockdown the areas, shutting most pubs, restaurants and gyms.
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