UK says first batch of 800,000 vaccine doses have been tested

FILE PHOTO: Pfizer's logo is reflected in a drop on a syringe needle in this illustration

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain has tested the first batch of 800,000 doses of the newly approved Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, health minister Matt Hancock said on Wednesday.

"Batch testing has been completed this morning for the first deployment of 800,000 doses of the vaccine," Hancock told parliament.

(Reporting by William James, editing by Estelle Shirbon)