MHRA disallows mass lateral flow coronavirus tests in UK schools

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“The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) told the [UK] government on Tuesday it had not authorised the daily use of 30-minute tests due to concerns that they give people false reassurance if they test negative.”

“The MHRA is understood to have expressed similar concerns to officials in Matt Hancock’s Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) on Tuesday, a week after the rollout began in secondary schools.”

“Sources said the regulator made clear that it had not given the green light to the daily use of these tests on pupils who would otherwise have to self-isolate.”

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** This post was originally published on January 14, 2021 **