UK to invest more than £29 million in coronavirus laboratories amid fears of third wave

These new labs will be set up at the Porton Down research facility in southwest England and experts will constantly test the effectiveness of the vaccines against the existing and new variants of the deadly virus.

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As nations around the globe battle to control the widespread of the deadly coronavirus pandemic, the UK has decided to bullet-proof itself against any such future dangers.Britain has decided to invest £29.3 million in new coronavirus laboratories in an effort to “future-proof the country from the threat of new variants,” the Boris Johnson-led government announced on Wednesday.

These new labs will be set up at the Porton Down research facility in southwest England and experts will constantly test the effectiveness of the vaccines against the existing and new variants of the deadly virus.

“We’ve backed UK science from the very start of this pandemic and this multi-million pound funding for a state-of-the-art vaccine testing facility at Porton Down will enable us to further future-proof the country from the threat of new variants,” UK’s Health Secretary Matt Hancock said. “This announcement is yet another critical way we will build back better to protect the country over the coming months and years.”This new funding will enable the scientists to increase the blood testing capacity from 700 to 3,000 samples per week, which will enable the experts to measure the levels of antibodies generated by vaccines quicker.

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