Ocado buys 100,000 Covid-19 test kits to ensure ‘safety for all’

By: Gyarmati Orsolya Date: 2020. 04. 01. 08:10

Food delivery company Ocado has said its decision to order 100,000 Covid-19 testing kits for staff would help keep grocery supplies flowing and protect both staff and the public – but has promised to hand them over to the NHS if required.

The firm said it wanted all its staff to be tested regularly to ensure customers who cannot visit the shops because they are observing lockdown protocols can receive deliveries safely.

It has paid £1.5m for the testing kits, with 40,000 already delivered and a further 60,000 to come. Ocado refused to state from which company it had bought the tests.

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