The health service recently announced it is scaling up its testing capacity to allow for 10,000 daily tests.
The jump would mean a daily increase of 8,000 overall, and a reduction in the time it takes results to return.
Officials expect the results should return within 24 hours, allowing people to plan their next treatment steps.
The government has stressed testing is only part of the overall solution, as people need to ensure they are preventing virus circulation themselves.
Published at Wed, 11 Mar 2020 15:23:00 +0000