UK health minister says COVID-19 testing system is not chaotic

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's health minister on Friday disputed questioning from a reporter who cast the coronavirus testing system as a barely functioning chaotic shambles, instead praising the head of the system for extraordinary work and saying it was not a mess.

Asked by LBC radio why the testing system was such a "shambles", Health Secretary said Dido Harding, who is in charge of the system, had done an "an extraordinary job."

Asked why the system was chaotic, inefficient and barely functional, Hancock said: "Those three things are not true - they are wrong."

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