But the new tests would be rolled out “on a drastically larger scale” to help tackle this problem which he says is inevitable due to the size of the operation.
Asked when the tests would be rolled out nationwide, he replied “in the weeks and months to come.”
He echoed this phrase in an interview with Sky News, adding, “The system is working fine. Of course, there are operational challenges from time to time, and we are finding an increasing proportion of people in the country who have coronavirus …
“We need to deploy more testing, as we have done throughout this crisis and today is another step in addressing issues with existing technology. “