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Community testing for Covid-19 to be rolled out in parts of England

Government announces drive to find asymptomatic cases in areas under tier 3 restrictions

Community testing will be introduced in parts of England on Monday, as the government pushes to identify asymptomatic coronavirus cases and bring down the rate of transmission, the Department of Health and Social Care has announced.

More than 1.6m rapid coronavirus tests will be sent to 67 local authorities in areas under tier 3 restrictions. The DHSC said the scheme is expected to include 100 local authorities in the new year, and aims to “help put tier 3 areas on a route out of the toughest restrictions”.

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