Moonshot: five key points from No 10’s leaked coronavirus testing plan

From the £100bn cost to the plan for getting football crowds back: what the official documents reveal

Operation Moonshot – the government’s bid to accelerate testing from around 200,000 a day to 10m a day by early 2021 – was met with derision by Labour MPs in the House of Commons on Thursday when the health and care secretary Matt Hancock set out the scale of the ambition. They were “naysayers”, Hancock responded. “They would do far better to support their constituents and get with the programme.”

Here are five key parts of that programme as revealed in the leaked official documents obtained by the British Medical Journal and the Guardian.

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