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Routine Covid tests in English hospitals to be scrapped next week

Move comes despite near doubling in UK Covid deaths this summer compared with same period to last year

Routine Covid tests in English hospitals are to be scrapped next week despite a near doubling in UK deaths from the virus this summer compared with the same period last year.

The move to stop asymptomatic testing in high-risk settings such as hospitals, care comes, prisons and homeless shelters, comes after cuts to funding to deal with Covid were imposed by the Tory leadership contender Rishi Sunak when he was chancellor.

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