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Ministers ‘failed to act on Bedford Covid variant surge for two weeks’

Focus was put on Bolton so government could say it was still safe to ease lockdown, it is claimed

Early warning data in Bedford revealed a sharp rise in Covid-19 cases two weeks before the government acted on it, sources have claimed.

Tests of the town’s sewage – a potentially crucial early alert system – indicated Bedford had a rapidly escalating problem probably linked to the India variant, but no attempt was made by central government to intervene, the sources claim.

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