Roche says limit tests to people with coronavirus symptoms

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[March 24, 2020] 

ZURICH (Reuters) - Roche reiterated on Tuesday that only those showing signs and symptoms of coronavirus-caused COVID-19 should be tested, as the Swiss drugmaker has said there is insufficient capacity to extend testing to the broader population.

"To safeguard supply, Roche strongly advises to focus COVID-19 testing on patients with signs and symptoms of the disease, not broad testing of the healthy population," the company said in a statement.

(Reporting by John Miller; Editing by Michael Shields)

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