COVID-19 UK: Test shortage forcing Britons to miss work and school

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  • Sky News published this video item, entitled “COVID-19 UK: Test shortage forcing Britons to miss work and school” – below is their description.

    People with coronavirus symptoms are still being forced to travel miles to get tested. In Bolton, where a local lockdown is in place, only 20 people are being tested per day – despite the capacity to test 200. Children are being kept out of school and workers are unable to go to the office as they wait for tests to become available.

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