Coronavirus testing is acceptable in the United Kingdom for persons over five years of age with symptoms

The British health secretary Matt Hancock said the novel coronavirus test would be extended to everyone with symptoms from the age of five.

He also said he would delay the nationwide launch of a mobile app for contact-tracking, but had hired 21, 000 people to do the work, including 7,500 medical staff, who would advise operators on diagnosis.

Our personnel are in place.Hancock told parliament on Wednesday.We already have the ingredients to launch a national tracking and testing service.

The app, a key part of the contact tracing program, was originally scheduled to be launched in mid-may.James Slack, a spokesman for British prime minister Boris Johnson, told reporters on Monday that a nationwide rollout is now planned within weeks.

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