Dear Department of Health and Social Care,
According to reports online, the UK seems to have run out of Lateral Flow Tests which the public have been encouraged to use to test for Covid symptoms. In January the Guardian reported that the UK had bought 380 million tests from Innova Medical.
I would like to know how many LFTs the UK government has so far purchased in total from all companies? If you cannot give a precise figure, an approximate figure would be fine.
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