£100BILLION plan could see entire UK population FORCE tested for coronavirus in just a week?

Boris Johnson vowed to roll out new tests which can deliver results in just 15 minutes.

He said a negative result would give Brits a “freedom pass” — allowing people to mingle like they did before Covid.

But this morning Transport Secretary Grant Shapps admitted that the new tech wasn’t ready yet.

He told Sky News this morning: “This is technology that, to be perfectly blunt, requires further development – there isn’t a certified test in the world that does this but there are people that are working on prototypes.”

He added: “We know this isn’t simple to achieve, but we hope it will be possible through technology and new tests to have a test which works by not having to return the sample to a lab.”

Britain will bring its testing capacity up from 300,000 a day to 500,000 by the end of October.

And after that ministers want to roll out mass testing to everyone as soon as it’s possible.

It was also revealed yesterday:

Groups of more than six will be banned from Monday – and anyone who disobeys faced a £100 minimum fine
Pub-goers and diners will be FORCED to hand over their details when they go out as part of a ramping up of track and trace
A new army of health and safety inspectors will be rolled out by local authorities to crack down on places not enforcing safety rules
Britain’s borders will be beefed up with fresh plans to force airlines into making sure everyone fills out new passenger forms – leaving officials more time to check people are in quarantine
Stadium pilots will be reviewed and any that go ahead will be limited to 1000 only – putting the return of live sport in doubt
Night-time curfews for businesses could be slapped on other areas of the country in future

Source: ‘Operation Moonshot’: £100BILLION plan could see entire UK population tested for coronavirus in just a week