Addenbrooke’s hospital in Cambridge has become the first in the UK to use a new, much quicker Covid-19 test for staff and patients.

Called Samba two, it gives a result in just 90 minutes – as opposed to the 24 hours tests currently take – and has been adapted from an HIV test by a small Cambridge technology company.

The chief executive of Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Roland Sinker, told the BBC it could be a “game-changer” in helping them cope with the crisis.