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UK to Set Up ‘Mega Labs’ to Speed Up CCP Virus Testing

Two new “mega labs” will be opened in early 2021 to boost the UK’s CCP virus testing capacity, the government said on Monday. The labs, which will be based in Leamington Spa and Scotland, will add 600,000 to the UK’s daily testing capacity when operating at full capacity, the Department of Health and Social Care said in a statement. The labs will be used not only to process tests for the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, which causes the disease COVID-19, but also to boost diagnostic capabilities for critical illness including cancer, cardiovascular, and metabolic diseases. “These mega labs are future-proofing our national infrastructure to respond to future epidemics and improving care for other diseases, such as cancer,” said Health Secretary Matt Hancock. “The work going on in these labs is ultimately working to save lives and I am hugely grateful for everyone who has worked so hard to achieve …