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Extra testing to start in east London after overseas Covid variants detected

Officials say cases of South African and Brazilian variants picked up in Tower Hamlets

Surge testing will begin in parts of east London after several cases of the South African and Brazilian variants of coronavirus were detected, according to the Department of Health.

NHS test and trace will be working with the council in Tower Hamlets to provide extra testing in the E1 postcode from Sunday, along with genome sequencing, which helps establish the variant that someone has been infected with.

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