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Top English health official confident working antibody test will be found

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LONDON - Britain is confident of developing antibody tests for immunity to the coronavirus and health officials are not discouraged by the ineffectiveness of early tests that have been assessed, England's Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty said on Monday.
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UK needs to know lockdown is working before next steps discussed -govt adviser

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LONDON - Britain needs to know how well its current lockdown measures are working in tackling the coronavirus outbreak before it can discuss what happens next, the government's deputy chief scientific adviser Angela McLean said on Monday.
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Italian regions testing for signs of coronavirus immunity

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PADUA - Authorities in northern Italy have begun testing health workers for antibodies that may help identify individuals with immunity to the coronavirus as they look for ways to ease the lockdown imposed a month ago to contain the epidemic.
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The UK has ordered millions of coronavirus antibody tests which don't work and functional ones could be months away

The UK has ordered millions of coronavirus antibody tests which don't work and functional ones could be months away

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Government's around the world are examining plans for so-called "immunity passports" that could allow people who have immunity to the coronavirus to return to normal life.
However, the UK is months away from identifying a test which works, a scientific advisor to Boris Johnson's government has warned.
The tests the government have looked at so far do not work and that a large-scale solution would take 'at least a month' to develop, Professor John Bell warned.
The UK government ordered 3.5 million of them last week, but Health Secretary Matt Hancock said on Sunday: "We still don't have any...
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