Why is it taking so long for Britain to approve antibody tests?
Coronavirus antibody tests which reveal exactly who has had the infection and is likely to be immune are said to be crucial for phasing countries out of lockdown.
Germany, Italy, Finland and the US have all launched large-scale antibody testing programmes in recent weeks as they look to get society up and running again.
South Korea - one of the few countries to flatten its curve without social restrictions -today became the latest country to scale up production of its antibody tests.
Boditech Med, based in Chuncheon, South Korea, is now manufacturing thousands of its iChroma COVID-19 antibody kits, which it claims are 96 per cent reliable.