UK in talks with Roche on COVID-19 antibody test following EU, US


Reuters/Files LONDON: Britain is in talks with Switzerland’s drug company Roche Holding AG to procure an accurate COVID-19 antibody test, following the lead of the European Union and United States, which had already given preliminary approval to the tests. Mass antibody testing with millions of kits is being considered by many countries as a way to speed the reopening of economies devastated by the lockdowns and to introduce more tailored social distancing measures.