Action in response to updated guidance from WHO

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Dear Public Health England,

I am writing to seek information on the following questions.

1. Has Public Health England taken any related action since the WHO published the information notice for IVD users 'Nucleic acid testing (NAT) technologies that use polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for detection of SARS-CoV-2’?

2. If so what action has been taken?

Many thanks.

Yours faithfully,

Mr Allan

FOI, Public Health England

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Dear Mr Allan,

Please find attached Public Health England's response to your request.

FOI Team
Public Accountability Unit
Public Health England
[Public Health England request email]
Tel: 020 8327 6920
www.gov.uk/phe Follow us on Twitter @PHE uk

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